May 16, 2012


Two Alto Pass Res­i­dents Indict­ed for Metham­phet­a­mine Production


Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today the Union Coun­ty Grand Jury has returned indict­ments against John A. Gleghorn (DOB 01-24-1957) and Bil­ly J. Finney (DB 11–5‑1976), both of 3200 Bald Knob Road in rur­al Alto Pass.  Gleghorn and Finney are each charged with one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Par­tic­i­pa­tion in Metham­phet­a­mine Pro­duc­tion, a Class X Felony, and one (1) count of Pos­ses­sion of Metham­phet­a­mine, a Class X Felony.  Gleghorn is also charged with one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Use of Prop­er­ty, a Class 2 Felony, and Finney is charged with one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Pos­ses­sion of a Stolen Vehi­cle, a Class 2 Felony.


Gleghorn and Finney are alleged to have engaged in the man­u­fac­ture of metham­phet­a­mine at a res­i­dence at 3200 Bald Knob Road in Feb­ru­ary, March and April of this year.  Each is being held on $1,000,000 bond.


Charges fol­low 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.


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.