Clinton County Resident Sentenced On Meth Offense

(EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) — On April 8, 2015, Jimmy L. Richeson, Sr., 52, of Trenton, Illinois, was sentenced for his involvement in a methamphetamine offense, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Richeson, who had previously pled guilty to an indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and fined $200. The offense occurred between 2012 and March 2014, in Jackson, Randolph, and St. Clair Counties. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Richeson was involved with co-defendants Allen and Carmen Clover and others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Members of the group often traveled together to obtain pseudoephedrine, which they would later provide to methamphetamine manufacturers. Carmen Clover has previously been sentenced to 57 months in prison for her role in the methamphetamine conspiracy. Allen Clover has pled guilty and is awaiting sentencing. The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Tilden Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration. The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.