Perry County Resident Charged With Methamphetamine Conspiracy

(BENTON, IL) — Jamie M. Trzinski, 28, of DuQuoin, was indicted on February 3, 2015, in 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 December 2014, in Perry, Jackson, and Randolph Franklin Counties. Trzinski made her initial appearance in federal court in Benton on February 19, 2015. At a February 20, 2015, bond hearing, Trzinski was ordered held without bond pending an April 20, 2015, jury trial. An indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge until proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a jury. The methamphetamine offense carries a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in prison, to be followed by 3 years’ supervised release, and a $1,000,000 fine. The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Perry County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson 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.