BENTON — A federal grand jury in Benton indicted a Xenia man this week on methamphetamine charges.
Christopher S. Brown, 32, is accused of conspiring and agreeing with others to knowingly and intentionally manufacture meth between August 2012 and on or about Nov. 20, 2013. Brown is also accused of possessing pseudoephedrine "knowing or having reasonable cause to believe" the pills would be used to make meth.
Brown faces up to 20 years in prison on each court. He could be fined up to $1 million on the manufacture charge and $250,000 on the pill possession charge.
The case was investigated by Flora police, Clay County Sheriff's Department, and Southeastern Illinois Drug Task Force.
No court date has been set, according to federal court records.
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