The offense occurred between January, 2005, and February, 2009, in Jackson and Williamson Counties. Five co-defendants have previously been sentenced for their roles in the conspiracy.
One co-defendant has pled guilty and is awaiting sentencing. One co-defendant has been convicted by a jury and is awaiting sentencing.
The investigation was conducted by Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, Illinois State Police, Southern Illinois Enforcement Group, Carbondale Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration. In addition, the Jackson County States Attorney’s Office assisted throughout the investigation.