News Release
Date: May 24, 2010
Contact: Robert J. Hanson
Number: (314) 538-4670

Two Chester Men Sentenced For Roles In Methamphetamine Conspiracy

MAY 24 -- (EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on May 14, 2010, DUSTIN HOUK, age 23, and BRYAN HOUK, age 25, both of Chester, Illinois, were sentenced in United States District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois.

DUSTIN HOUK and BRYAN HOUK were each sentenced to 63 months imprisonment, a $500 fine, and four years supervised release.

Both DUSTIN and BRYAN HOUK had previously pleaded guilty to a one count Federal Indictment, which charged that from about June 2008, until August 11, 2009, both HOUKS and others, conspired to knowingly and intentionally manufacture methamphetamine.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Postal Inspection Service, United States Marshal Service, Randolph County Sheriff's Office, Illinois State Police, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and Chester Police Department.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney George A. Norwood.