April 24, 2013

Alto Pass Man Con­vict­ed of Metham­phet­a­mine Production

Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that a jury has found John A. Gleghorn (DOB 01-24-1957), for­mer­ly of 3200 Bald Knob Road in rur­al Alto Pass, guilty of one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Par­tic­i­pa­tion in Metham­phet­a­mine Pro­duc­tion, a Class X Felony.  The ver­dict was deliv­ered today fol­low­ing a two and a half day tri­al.  The charge car­ries a penal­ty of fif­teen (15) to six­ty (60) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions.  A sen­tenc­ing hear­ing has been set for June 18, 2013 before Pre­sid­ing Judge Mark Boie.  Gleghorn is cur­rent­ly being held at the Jack­son Coun­ty Jail in Mur­phys­boro with­out bond.

Gleghorn, act­ing togeth­er with Bil­ly J. Finney (DOB 11–5‑1976), engaged in the man­u­fac­ture of metham­phet­a­mine at a res­i­dence at 3200 Bald Knob Road in Feb­ru­ary, March and April of 2012.  Gleghorn and Finney were indict­ed by a Union Coun­ty Grand Jury in May of 2012 fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion by the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office, Mur­phys­boro Police Depart­ment and Jack­son Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office.  The Illi­nois State Police Metham­phet­a­mine Response Team also assist­ed with the inves­ti­ga­tion.  Finney plead­ed guilty in Decem­ber 2012.

Media: Please con­tact the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office at (618) 833‑5500 for any avail­able book­ing photographs.