November 7, 2017

Ruma Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Offense

A Ruma, IL man pled guilty earlier this month to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.

United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Donald S. Boyce announced 59 year old Brian Mudd pled guilty to the charge last Wednesday, November 1.

The offense occurred between June 2016 and December 8, 2016, in Randolph County.

The methamphetamine offense carries a maximum penalty of 5-40 years of imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and a $5,000,000 fine.

Mudd is currently being held without bond pending a February 13, 2018, sentencing hearing.

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

The Randolph County States Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.