FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Novem­ber 7, 2013

Alto Pass Man Sen­tenced to 20 years for Metham­phet­a­mine Production

Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that John A. Gleghorn (DOB 01-24-1957), for­mer­ly of 3200 Bald Knob Road in rur­al Alto Pass, has been sen­tenced to twen­ty (20) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions on one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Par­tic­i­pa­tion in Metham­phet­a­mine Man­u­fac­tur­ing, a Class X Felony.  Gleghorn was con­vict­ed of the charge in April 2013 fol­low­ing a two and a half day tri­al.  Under state law Gleghorn must serve at least 75 per­cent of the 20 year sentence.

Gleghorn, act­ing togeth­er with Bil­ly J. Finney (DOB 11–5‑1976), engaged in the man­u­fac­ture of metham­phet­a­mine at a res­i­dence at 3200 Bald Knob Road in Feb­ru­ary, March and April of 2012.  Gleghorn and Finney were indict­ed by a Union Coun­ty Grand Jury in May of 2012 fol­low­ing 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.  Finney plead­ed guilty in Decem­ber 2012.

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