Clinton County man sentenced to federal prison for meth conspiracy

EAST ST. LOUIS — A 52-year-old Clinton County man has been sentenced in federal court to 7-years in federal prison for his involvement in a conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
Jimmy L. Richeson, Sr., of Trenton, had previously pleaded guilty to an indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
The offense occurred between 2012 and March 2014, in Jackson, Randolph, and St. Clair Counties.
Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Richeson was involved with co-defendants Allen and Carmen Clover and others in the manufacture of methamphetamine.
Members of the group often traveled together to obtain pseudoephedrine, which they would later provide to meth manufacturers.
Carmen Clover has previously been sentenced to 57 months in prison for her role in the meth conspiracy. Allen Clover has pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Tilden Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration.