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Ronald L. French, 54, Libby J. French, 48, and Zachary H. French, 24, all of Claremont, were indicted on methamphetamine-related charges returned by a federal grand jury in Benton, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced Wednesday.

Count one charges that from on or about July 2009 until on or about September 2012, in Richland County, and elsewhere, Ronald French, Libby French and Zachary French conspired to manufacture more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.

Ronald L. French, 54, Libby J. French, 48, and Zachary H. French, 24, all of Claremont, were indicted on methamphetamine-related charges returned by a federal grand jury in Benton, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced Wednesday.
Count one charges that from on or about July 2009 until on or about September 2012, in Richland County, and elsewhere, Ronald French, Libby French and Zachary French conspired to manufacture more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.
Count two charges that from on or about July 2009 until on or about September 2012, in Richland County, Ronald and Libby French did knowingly maintain a place, namely their residence located at 4889 North Stringtown Road in Claremont, for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine.
Count three charges that July 6, 2009, to on or about July 8, 2012, in Richland County, Zachary French possessed pseudoephedrine, knowing and having reasonable cause to believe that the pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.
With respect to count one, all three face from 5-40 years imprisonment, up to a $4,000,000 fine, and no less than four years supervised release to follow incarceration.
With respect to count two, Ronald and Libby French each face up to 20 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and no more than three years supervised release following incarceration.
With respect to count three, Zachary French faces up to 20 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and no more than three years supervised release to follow his incarceration.
The investigation in this case was conducted by Richland County Sheriff’s Department.
The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney George A. Norwoo

 

 

 

 

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