A Pittsburg man was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Benton on an indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, according to a release from U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen R. Wigginton.
Jason S. Byrley, 35, of Pittsburg, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, five year’s of supervised release and fined $300.
The conspiracy offense occurred between 2008, and January 30, 2012, in Williamson, Jackson, Saline and Franklin Counties. At sentencing, the district judge found that Byrley was responsible for the manufacture of more than one kilogram of methamphetamine. Six co-defendants have previously been sentenced for their role in the methamphetamine conspiracy.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Murphysboro Police Department, Marion Police Department, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Saline County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police, Carrier Mills Police Department, Harrisburg Police Department and United States Marshals Service.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson.