Johnson County Man Sentenced To Federal Prison On Methamphetamine Charges

(BENTON, IL) — A Johnson County man was sentenced today to federal prison on methamphetamine charges, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced Wednesday. Robert D. Brewer, 49, of Vienna, Illinois, was sentenced to 78 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and fined $300. Brewer had previously pleaded guilty to six counts in a federal indictment. Counts 2, 3, 6, and 7 charged Brewer with possession of pseudoephedrine knowing it would be used to manufacture a controlled substance – methamphetamine on the following dates: April 29, 2013, April 20, 2013, April 10, 2013, and February 20, 2013. Counts 4 and 5 charged Brewer with attempted possession of pseudoephedrine knowing it would be used to manufacture a controlled substance – methamphetamine on the following dates: April 18, 2013, and April 16, 2013. The investigation in this case was conducted by the Illinois State Police and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.