News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2009
Contact: Thomas E. Murphy
(314) 538-4660

Colp Illinois Man Indicted in Cocaine Conspiracy

JUL 01 -- (EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on June 16, 2009, James S. HUBBARD, JR., a/k/a “Bo, ” age 33, of Colp, Illinois, was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in East St. Louis, Illinois, in a one-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute cocaine. The violation is alleged to have taken place between 2005 and June 2009, in Williamson County.

The offense carries a potential penalty of 5-40 years’ imprisonment, a fine of up to $2,000,000, and a term of 4 years supervised release. HUBBARD made his initial appearance in federal court on June 30, 2009, and was ordered held without bond pending trial, which is currently scheduled for August 31, 2009.

The investigation is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) operation and is being conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, Internal Revenue Service, Illinois State Police, and Southern Illinois Enforcement Group. In addition, the Williamson and Jackson County States Attorney’s Offices have assisted throughout the investigation. The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.