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Southern District of Illinois

Friday, July 12, 2013

Two Southern Illinois Residents Sentenced On Methamphetamine Conspiracy

On July 11, 2013, Jeremy R. Rettig, a/k/a “Jeremo,” 32, of Cutler, IL, and Kathy L. Griffin, 36, of Murphysboro, IL, were sentenced in United States District Court in Benton on an indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Rettig and Griffin had previously pled guilty to the methamphetamine offense, which occurred between January 2011, and January 2013, in Perry, Jackson, and Randolph Counties. Rettig was sentenced to 87 months in prison and 3 years supervised release. Griffin was sentenced to 108 months in prison and 4 years supervised release. Each was fined $300. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Rettig and Griffin were involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. During the conspiracy, Griffin obtained over 100 grams of pseudoephedrine, which she supplied to Rettig and others for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine. In addition to obtaining pseudoephedrine, Rettig also participated in methamphetamine cooks with numerous individuals. Nine other co-defendants have pled guilty to their role in the methamphetamine conspiracy and are awaiting sentencing.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Perry County Sheriff’s Office, Percy Police Department, Murphysboro Police Department, Sparta Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration. The United States Marshals Service has also assisted during the investigation.

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

Updated February 19, 2015