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

Monday, May 19, 2014

Williamson County Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Conspiracy

On May 15, 2014, a Williamson County, Ill., man 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.

Jeremieh L. Hodge, 35, of Creal Springs, pled guilty to the one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. The offense occurred between 2009 and March 2013 in Williamson, Saline, and Johnson Counties. Evidence at the plea hearing established that Hodge was involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Hodge participated in anhydrous ammonia thefts and other persons provided Hodge with pseudoephedrine pills for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine. Hodge 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 ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Illinois State Police, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team, and Drug Enforcement Administration.

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

Updated February 19, 2015