More Guilty Pleas After S. Illinois Meth Bust

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BENTON, Ill. (KMOX) - Six people face prison time after pleading guilty to their involvement in a major methamphetamine ring that operated for two years in Randolph, Jackson, Union and Williamson Counties in Illinois.

Prosecutors say 33-year-old Joshua Taylor of Murphysboro, 25-year-old Andrew McCann of Murphysboro, 32-year-old Charles “Spot” Williams of Grand Tower, 28-year-old Holly Phelps of Grand Tower, 32-year-old Geoffrey Phelps of Marion, and 29-year-old Patrick McLane of Wolf Lake pled guilty over the past week to conspiring to manufacture meth.

Nine others involved in the conspiracy have previously pled guilty and are awaiting sentencing. Three co-defendents have pleaded not-guilty and are awaiting trial.

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