Two men plead guilty on meth charges | Crime
JACKSON AND UNION COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - Two Southern Illinois men pleaded guilty on Feb. 3 for meth charges.
Rodney D. Phelps, 40 of Grand Tower and Justin L Stokes, 31, of Anna pleaded guilty and admitted their involvement in the conspiracy to make meth. They will both face 10 years to life in prison, a fine of up to $10,000,000 and five years supervised release.
According to U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, between 2009 and April 6, 2011, in Jackson, Union, Randolph and Williamson Counties, Phelps and Stokes were involved with others in the making and distribution of meth.
Wigginton says both Phelps and Stokes stole anhydrous ammonia several times.
Three co-defendants have previously received prison sentences ranging from 70 to 262 months for their roles in meth conspiracy. Wigginton says 13 co-defendants have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Murphysboro Police Department, Union County Sheriff''s Office and Drug Enforcement Administration. The Jackson County State's Attorney's Office and United States Marshals Service also helped in the investigation.
The case was assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.
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