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Six area individuals were indicted on methamphetamine charges in federal court on Thursday.
A. Courtney Cox, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Illinois said that the following individuals had been indicted on a charge of conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and possess with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine:
Thomas E. Wilkerson, 46, Shobonier
David M. Fickes, 39, Effingham
David M. Murray, 55, Ramsey
Donald R. Schultz, 52, Vandalia
Billy D. York, 49, Vandalia
Wesley D. Conner, 44, Vandalia
According to the indictment, the conspiracy operated in and around Fayette, Clinton and Madison counties, and elsewhere in the Southern District of Illinois from approximately May 2004 through November 2006.
For the full story, see next Thursday's issue of The Leader-Union.