News Release
Date: June 09, 2010
Contact: Robert J. Hanson
Number: (314) 538-4670

Chester Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine

JUN 09 - (EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that JAMES E. KEMPFER, age 38, of Chester, Illinois, was sentenced in United States District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois. KEMPFER was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment, a $250 fine, and five years supervised release.

KEMPFER had previously pleaded guilty to a one count federal Indictment, which charged that from about June 2008, until August 11, 2009, KEMPFER 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.