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Press Release

Two Southern Illinois Residents Charged With Methamphetamine Conspiracy

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

On April 23, 2014, Thomas D. Tindall, 21, of Willisville, and Seth D. Conway, 26, of Percy, were charged by indictment with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

The offense occurred between 2012 and February 2014, in Jackson, Randolph, and Perry Counties. Conway and Tindall made their initial appearances in federal court on April 28, 2014, and April 29, 2014, respectively. At a May 2, 2014, detention hearing, Tindall was ordered held without bond pending a June 30, 2014, jury trial. Conway was released on bond pending a jury trial on the same date.

The methamphetamine offense carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison, to be followed by 3 years’ supervised release, and a fine of $1,000,000.

Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge until proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a jury.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Perry County Sheriff’s Office, Coulterville Police Department, Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team, and Drug Enforcement Administration.

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

Updated February 19, 2015