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Murphysboro, IL man sentenced to 15 years on meth charges

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MURPHYSBORO, IL (KFVS) -

A Murphysboro, Illinois man was sentenced on methamphetamine charges on Dec. 3.

According to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen R. Wigginton, Gregory A. Emery, 45, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release and fined $200.

According to Wigginton, Emery pleaded guilty to the one-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to manufacture meth.

He said the offense occurred between 2010 and January 2014 in Jackson, Williamson, Union and Franklin Counties.

Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Emery was involved with others in the making of meth.

Emery was a meth cook and bought pseudoephedrine to use in the making of meth. He also collected pseudoephedrine from numerous other people.

At the sentencing, the district court found that Emery was responsible for the illegal possession of 496 grams of pseudoephedrine.

Emery also received an enhanced sentence because he involved a juvenile in the meth offense.

According to Wigginton, three co-defendants have previously been sentenced for their involvement in the meth conspiracy.

He said four co-defendants pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.

Six co-defendants pleaded not guilty and are awaiting jury trial. 

The ongoing investigation was conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Murphysboro Police Department, Carbondale Police Department, Illinois State Police/Southern Illinois Drug Task Force and Drug Enforcement Administration.

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