Alto Pass Man Convicted of Meth Production
By WestKyStar Staff
JONESBORO, IL - Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced this week that a jury has found 56-year-old John A. Gleghorn, formerly of 3200 Bald Knob Road in rural Alto Pass, guilty of one count of participation in methamphetamine production, a felony offense.
The verdict was delivered Wednesday following a 2-1/2 day trial. The charge carries a penalty of 15-60 years in an Illinois prison. A sentencing hearing has been set for June 18 before Presiding Judge Mark Boie. Gleghorn is currently being held at the Jackson County Jail in Murphysboro without bond.
Gleghorn and 36-year-old Billy J. Finney manufacturee methamphetamine at the home on Bald Knob Road between February and April 2012. They were indicted by a Union County Grand Jury in May, after 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.