FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 29, 2012

 

Five Anna Res­i­dents Charged with Metham­phet­a­mine Production

 

Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that metham­phet­a­mine charges have been filed against five (5) Anna residents:

 

Brett A. Crunk (DOB 4-15-1970) of 119 George Street in Anna

 

Charles J. Brimm (DOB 4-23-1987) of 201 George Street in Anna

 

Travis Far­ris (DOB 9-16-1987) of 161 Hill­side Ter­race in Anna

 

Gary L. Taborn (DOB 11-04-1982) of 203 West George Street in Anna

 

Tina M. Bar­low (DOB 1-19-1987) of 203 West George Street in Anna

 

Crunk is charged with one (1) count of Con­spir­a­cy to Par­tic­i­pate in the Man­u­fac­ture of Metham­phet­a­mine, a Class X Felony, one (1) count of Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Man­u­fac­ture of Metham­phet­a­mine, a Class 1 Felony, and one (1) count of Pos­ses­sion of Metham­phet­a­mine Man­u­fac­tur­ing Waste, a Class 2 Felony.  Crunk is alleged to have pur­chased pseu­doephedrine pills on forty (40) sep­a­rate occa­sions since March of 2010 for the pur­pose of man­u­fac­tur­ing metham­phet­a­mine.  Crunk was charged fol­low­ing inves­ti­ga­tion of a house fire on March 11, 2012 at his Anna residence.

 

Brimm is charged with two (2) counts of Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Man­u­fac­ture of Metham­phet­a­mine, both Class 1 Felonies.  Far­ris and Taborn are each charged with one (1) count of Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Man­u­fac­ture of Metham­phet­a­mine, a Class 1 Felony.  Brimm is alleged to have pro­duced metham­phet­a­mine on sep­a­rate occa­sions dur­ing March 2012 with both Taborn and Farris.

 

Bar­low is charged with one (1) count of Con­spir­a­cy to Par­tic­i­pate in the Man­u­fac­ture of Metham­phet­a­mine, a Class 1 Felony.  She is alleged to have pur­chased pseu­doephedrine pills and lithi­um bat­ter­ies on mul­ti­ple occa­sions since July of 2011 for the pur­pose of man­u­fac­tur­ing methamphetamine.

 

Each of the five defen­dants is cur­rent­ly being held at the Jack­son Coun­ty Jail in Murphysboro.

 

Charges fol­low an inves­ti­ga­tion by the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office/Union Coun­ty Drug Task Force with assis­tance from the Illi­nois State Fire Mar­shal and Anna 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.