On December 13, 2012, a Johnson County resident was sentenced in U.S. District Court on a one-count superseding indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced.
Brett S. Turok, 27, of Vienna, was sentenced to 121 months in prison, 5 years of supervised release, and fined $300. The conspiracy offense occurred between 2009, and July 25, 2011, in Jackson and Williamson Counties. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Turok was involved with others in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Turok supplied pseudoephedrine pills, stole anhydrous, and was also involved in the manufacturing process. The district court found that Turok was responsible for the production of 840 grams of methamphetamine. Turok’s sentence was enhanced based on the use of violence during the conspiracy. Three co-defendants have previously pled guilty and been sentenced to prison terms ranging from 120-262 months.
The investigation was conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, Desoto Police Department, Marion Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration.
The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.