Press Release

For Immediate Release
Contact: Melissa Merz
877-844-5461 (TTY)
May 8, 2006


Chicago -- Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Greene County State’s Attorney Matthew J. Goetten have announced that a Jersey County man was sentenced May 3 to10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) after he was found guilty of four Class X felony charges related to the unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine.

Cecil Grogan was found guilty by Judge Lois A. Bell at a bench trial that took place in Carrollton on February 6. Grogan was already serving a four-year-sentence on an unrelated drug offense committed in neighboring Jersey County.

On January 29, 2005, acting on a search warrant requested by Inspector Michael McCartney of the South Central Illinois Drug Task Force (SCIDTF), members of the SCIDTF, the Illinois State Police (ISP), the Greene County Sheriff’s Department and the Carrollton Police Department found more than 900 grams of a liquid substance that contained methamphetamine at the residence of Stephen D. Jennings in rural Rockbridge, Greene County. Grogan’s case stems from that incident.

The Southern Illinois Drug Task Force of the ISP handled the investigation. Assistant Attorneys General Grant Swinger and Simeon Kim of Madigan’s Statewide Grand Jury Bureau assisted the prosecution team led by Goetten.


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