Union County State's Attorney's Office

Alto Pass Man Sentenced to 20 years for Methamphetamine Production

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.

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