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Two Jackson County Men Plead Guilty To Methamphetamine Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois

Two Jackson County, Illinois, men pled guilty to an indictment, charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

On October 9, 2013, and October 17, 2013, Donald Gregory, 47, of Murphysboro, and Daniel Loden, 30, of Grand Tower, entered guilty pleas to the one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. The offense occurred between March 2011 and March 2013 in Jackson County. Gregory is facing a term in prison of 5-40 years, a $5,000,000 fine, and 4 years of supervised release. Loden is facing up to 20 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine, and 3 years of supervised release. Both Gregory and Loden are being held without bond pending their January 2014 sentencing hearings.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Murphysboro Police Department.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson.

Updated February 19, 2015