FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Decem­ber 12, 2012

Alto Pass Man Sen­tenced to 15 Years on Metham­phet­a­mine Charge

Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Bil­ly J. Finney (DB 11–5‑1976) for­mer­ly of 3200 Bald Knob Road in rur­al Alto Pass has been sen­tenced to fif­teen (15) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions on one (1) count of Pos­ses­sion of Metham­phet­a­mine, a Class X Felony.  Finney was arrest­ed in April of this year at the 3200 Bald Knob res­i­dence as a search war­rant was exe­cut­ed.  Police found more than 900 grams of metham­phet­a­mine at the res­i­dence.  The case was inves­ti­gat­ed 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.

The Union Coun­ty State’s Attorney’s Office reminds the pub­lic that charges are not evi­dence of guilt.  A defen­dant is pre­sumed inno­cent and is enti­tled to a fair tri­al in which the gov­ern­ment has the bur­den of prov­ing guilt beyond a rea­son­able doubt.

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