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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Williamson County Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Conspiracy

On June 25, 2014, John S. Andrews, 30, of Marion, pled guilty to a one-count indictment, charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

The offense occurred between August 2012 and December 2012, in Jackson County. Evidence at the plea hearing established that Andrews and others obtained pseudoephedrine together for use in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Andrews, who is currently incarcerated in the Illinois Department of Corrections, is set for sentencing on the federal offense on October 30, 2014. At that time, he faces a term of imprisonment of up to 20 years, to be followed by 3 years’ supervised release, and a $1,000,000 fine.

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

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

Updated February 19, 2015