FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jan­u­ary 9, 2013

Rur­al Anna Man Sen­tenced to 6 Years on Metham­phet­a­mine Charge

Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Jason B. Stan­ton (DOB 06/24/1970) for­mer­ly of 35 Wright Lane in rur­al Anna has been sen­tenced to six (6) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions on one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Par­tic­i­pa­tion in Metham­phet­a­mine Pro­duc­tion, a Class 1 Felony.  Stan­ton was arrest­ed on Sep­tem­ber 26, 2012 as a search war­rant was exe­cut­ed by the Illi­nois State Police.

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.