News Release
June 8, 2009
Contact: Thomas E. Murphy
(314) 538-4660

Murphysboro, Illinois Man Sentenced for
Role in Methamphetamine Conspiracy

JUN 8 -- (EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on June 5, 2009, Dale L. BRYANT, age 42, of Murphysboro, Illinois, was sentenced in United States District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois. BRYANT, who had previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment, 5 years supervised release, and fined $400.

The investigation established that from at least October 2005 through May 14, 2007, BRYANT and others conspired to manufacture methamphetamine in Jackson, Williamson, and Perry Counties, in Illinois. Ten co-defendants have previously been sentenced to imprisonment for their role in the methamphetamine conspiracy.

The investigation was conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, United States Marshals Service, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) pursuant to their participation in the Jackson County Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative. The Perry County Sheriff’s Office also participated in the investigation.

The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.