(BENTON, IL) — On January 22, 2015, 38 year old Brant A. Sizemore and 37 year old Clinton Waters, both of DuQuoin, and 36 year old Jamey A. Carson, of Pinckneyville, entered guilty pleas to a one-count indictment, charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced Friday. The indictment alleges that the offense occurred between 2012 and September 2014, in Perry, Jackson, Randolph, Williamson, and Franklin Counties. Evidence at the plea hearings established that Sizemore, Waters, and Carson were involved with each other and with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. They are all being held without bond pending May 22, 2015, sentencing hearings. The offense carries a penalty of a term in federal prison 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 Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Perry County Sheriff’s Office, Perry County Drug Task Force, Murphysboro Police Department, and DuQuoin Police Department. The Pinckneyville Police Department and Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team assisted in the investigation. The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.

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