Ashley Renee Uze, 27, Harrisburg, pled guilty July 8 in United States District Court, Benton, to an indictment charging her with possessing pseudoephedrine with the intent that it be used to manufacture methamphetamine, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois announced Monday.
The indictment, returned by a Federal Grand Jury on March 5, alleged that the offense occurred on Nov. 5, 2012.
Sentencing was set for 11 a.m. Oct. 24, 2013, at the United States District Courthouse in Benton. Uze faces up to 20 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release to follow her incarceration.
Uze was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal to await sentencing.
The case was investigated by the Carmi office of the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James M. Cutchin.
Uze was being held Tuesday morning at the Saline County Detention Center for federal authorities.