FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.