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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Two Jackson County Residents Sentenced On Methamphetamine Conspiracy

On September 10, 2013, Rachel L. Mills, 34, of Campbell Hill, IL, and Joseph R. Green, 48, of Elkville, IL, were sentenced in United States District Court in Benton on an indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, announced Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.

Mills and Green had previously pled guilty to the methamphetamine conspiracy, which occurred between August 2009 and September 4, 2012, in Jackson County. Mills was sentenced to 70 months in prison and fined $200. Green was sentenced to 48 months in prison and fined $300. Both were also placed on 3 years of supervised release following their prison sentences. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Mills and Green were involved with each other and others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Mills supplied pseudoephedrine pills and other materials to Green and others for use in the manufacture of methamphetamine. On September 4, 2012, Mills was arrested in Murphysboro after she attempted to steal lithium batteries for Green to use to manufacture methamphetamine.

The investigation was conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff s Office and Murphysboro Police Department. The Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.

The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.

Updated February 19, 2015