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March 6, 2013

Two Jackson County residents indicted on meth charges

Two Jackson County residents were indicted last month on charges of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine according to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton.

On February 28, 2013, 48 year old Leslie Blaine Clover of Desoto and 38 year old Crystal D. Kellems of Ava, were arraigned in United States District Court in Benton on an indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

The indictment alleged that the offense occurred between June 2012 and January 28, 2013, in Jackson and Randolph Counties. Both Clover and Kellems are being held without bond pending their trial.

If convicted, Clover and Kellems face up to 20 years’ imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, and 3 years of supervised release.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, and Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.