Perry County Man Pleads Guilty to Meth Conspiracy


By WSIL Manager

WSIL -- A Perry County man has pleaded guilty to federal meth charges.

Brandon K. Loftis, 38, of Pinckneyville, pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to manufacture meth. The crime occurred between 2012 and June 2013 in Franklin, Jackson, Perry, Randolph and Williamson counties. Prosecutors say Loftis was supplied with pseudoephedrine to make the drug, and that meth-making materials were found during a search of his home.

Two others, Samantha J. Plumlee, 28 of Buckner, and April Rollinson, 35, of Centralia, have previously pleaded guilty in the case and are awaiting sentencing.

Loftis, Plumlee and Rollinson each face up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Perry County Sheriff's Office, Perry County Drug Task Force, Southern Illinois Drug Task Force, Murphysboro Police Department, DuQuoin Police Department, Pinckneyville Police Department, Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team and DEA are all part of the ongoing investigation.

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