Mt. Vernon woman convicted on federal drug charges

BENTON, Ill. (KSDK) - A 52-year-old Jefferson County, Illinois woman was convicted Tuesday on federal methamphetamine charges, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen Wigginton said.

According to court documents, count 1 of the indictment charged that from June 2010 until September 19, 2012, Julia Ann Snow conspired with other individuals to manufacture more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. Count 4 of the indictment charged that on July 5, 2012, Snow possessed the equipment, chemicals, products, and materials necessary to manufacture meth. Counts 5, 6, and 7 charged Snow knowingly possessed pseudoephedrine, knowing it would be used to manufacture meth, on three separate dates: December 16, 2011; August 25, 2011; and July 29, 2010.

Snow faces anywhere from five to 40 years in federal prison, up to a $5 million fine, and at least 4 years of supervised release when he's sentenced on August 14.


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