Second man admits role in southern Illinois pot-growing


Share
Posted Online: Jan. 03, 2013, 9:25 am
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story

BENTON, Ill. (AP) A southern Illinois man faces up to 40 years in federal prison now that he has acknowledged his role in growing more than 100 marijuana plants.

Thirty-six-year-old Paul Reynolds of Ridgeway pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Benton to conspiracy and marijuana-production charges.

A co-defendant, 39-year-old Daniel Fulkerson, pleaded guilty to the charges last month and is scheduled to be sentenced April 11, two weeks before Reynolds' sentencing hearing.

An indictment returned against the men last September alleged they played a role in a Gallatin County marijuana-growing operation between April and August of last year.

Reynolds remains jailed without bond.














 



Local events heading








  Today is Sunday, July 27, the 208th day of 2014. There are 157 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






(More History)