EAST ST. LOUIS — A Madison County man has pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of 50 or more grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
In a press release, U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton said James L. Wagner, 49, faces a minimum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a maximum penalty of life in prison, a $10 million fine, not less than five years’ supervised release and a special assessment of $100.
Information leading to the charge against Wagner was obtaining in an investigation conducted by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southern Illinois. The case is being handled by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Vanessa T. Lu.