Two Randolph County Resident Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Offense

(EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) — The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced Friday that two residents from Randolph County have plead guilty to methamphetamine offenses in separate cases. On October 15, 2015, Jessie J. Sheridan, 34, of Steeleville, pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. Evidence at the plea hearing established that Sheridan was involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. The offense occurred between 2013 and June 2014, in Jackson, Randolph, and Perry Counties. The methamphetamine offense carries a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years’ supervised release, and a $1,000,000 fine. Sheridan is currently being held without bond pending his January 16, 2016, sentencing hearing. The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and Perry County Drug Task Force. Also, on October 14, 2015, Randall A. Miller, 25, of Percy, pled guilty to one-count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Evidence at the plea hearing established that Miller was involved with others in the distribution of Ice/methamphetamine. The offense occurred between 2013 and June 2015, in Perry, Jackson, and Randolph Counties. During his plea, Miller admitted that he was responsible for the distribution of more than 1.5 kilograms of Ice/methamphetamine. The methamphetamine offense carries a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years’ supervised release, and a $1,000,000 fine. The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Perry County Sheriff’s Office, Perry County Drug Task Force, Percy Police Department, Steeleville Police Department, Mascoutah Police Department, Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team, DuQuoin Police Department, Pinckneyville Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration. The Randolph and Perry County State’s Attorney’s Offices also assisted in the investigation. Both cases are assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.