News Release
November 23, 2010
Contact: Robert J. Hanson
Number: (314) 538-4670

Desoto Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Conspiracy

NOV 23 - (BENTON, IL) - Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that on November 22, 2010, DREW A. SEIBERT, age 34, of Desoto, Illinois, pled guilty in United States District Court in Benton to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. The violation took place between January 2007, and December 5, 2009, in Jackson County.

The offense carries a potential penalty of 10 years to life imprisonment, a fine of up to $4,000,000 and a term of 8 years supervised release. SEIBERT is being held without bond pending a February 24, 2011, sentencing hearing.

The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, and Murphysboro Police Department, in cooperation with Jackson County States Attorney Michael Wepsiec. The investigation was conducted as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative, a cooperative effort of local, state, and federal law enforcement, and state and federal prosecuting authorities, aimed at ridding communities of illegal drugs and guns.