Pope County Man Convicted On Methamphetamine Related Charges

(BENTON, IL) — A Pope County man was convicted on June 23, 2015, on methamphetamine related charges following a two day jury trial, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced Tuesday. Colt V. Lynn, 30, of Golconda, Illinois, was convicted following a two day jury trial on both counts in a federal indictment. Count 1 charged that from January 11, 2013, until on or about January 15, 2013, in Pope, Union, and Saline Counties, Lynn knowingly conspired to manufacture methamphetamine. Count 2 charged that from January 11, 2013, until on or about January 15, 2013, in Pope, Union, and Saline Counties, Lynn knowingly and intentionally possessed pseudoephedrine pills knowing they would be used to manufacture methamphetamine. With respect to each Count, Lynn faces up to 20 years in federal prison, up to $1,000,000 fine, and supervised release of at least 3 years. Sentencing is scheduled during September 2015, at the United States Courthouse in Benton, Illinois. The investigation in this case was conducted by the Pope County, Illinois, Sheriff’s Department, The Pope County, Illinois, State’s Attorney’s Office, The Pope County, Illinois, Probation Office, The Golconda, Illinois, Police Department, the Massac County, Illinois, Sheriff’s Department, and the Illinois State Police. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas E. Leggans.