Harrisburg woman busted by feds on meth-related charges
US DISTRICT COURT—A Saline County woman has been indicted on federal meth-related charges in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois in Benton.
Sharon Sue Bauer, 43, of Harrisburg (also known as Sharon Sue Batterson and Sharon Sue Duvall), was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 8 on two meth-related counts. The grand jury charged that on April 12, 2012, in Saline County, Bauer possessed a List I chemical, pseudoephedrine, knowing that it would be used to manufacture meth; they also charged that she did the same on April 23.
The feds, in their ever-increasing effort to try and control meth, continue to come up with creative ways to charge a person with possession of p.e. In this instance, the counts are called “Possession of a Listed Chemical Knowing or Having Reasonable Cause to Believe it Would Be Used to Manufacture Methamphetamine”….a very long and involved way of stating she went to the drug store, got herself some cold meds with pseudoephedrine in em, and did so only for the purpose of meth making, by her or someone else.
UPDATE: Just thought we’d add this little detail to the story; we looked at the paperwork filed in the case and noticed that this chick has been living off the taxpayer since 1992. Geesh. Didn’t know you could game the system that long.
Anyway, she was apprehended on May 10, according to court documents, and taken in for a hearing yesterday, May 14, in front of the federal judge, who ordered her detained but in a medical center for federal prisoners. Not sure what that’s about; we’ll likely find out by press time of the next print version, which won’t be out for another four weeks, as we’re on a long schedule this month in pursuit of growing the business. Check back, however, for any updates to this story.
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