News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 05, 2010
Contact: Thomas E. Murphy
Number: (314)538-4660

Superseding Indictment Returned in Crack Cocaine/Heroin Distribution Case

MAR 05 - (BENTON, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on March 3, 2010, David N. BARNES, age 22, Alphonso G. LANG, age 21, Kass A. BARNES, age 26, Kai A. REEVES, age 22, Jason M. WALLACE, age 31, Ricky J. NORWOOD, Jr., age 18, Gerald W. LEE, age 21, Terry O. JOHNSON, age 27, and Carlos SCOTT, Jr., age 19, all of Centralia, Illinois, were charged in a multi-count federal superseding indictment returned by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Benton, Illinois.

Count 1 charges David N. BARNES, Alphonso G. LANG, Kass A. BARNES, Kai A. REEVES, Jason M. WALLACE, Ricky J. NORWOOD, Jr., Gerald W. LEE, Terry O. JOHNSON, and Carlos SCOTT, Jr., with conspiracy to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, crack cocaine. The amount of crack cocaine involved in the conspiracy is more than fifty (50) grams. Count 2 charges David N. BARNES and Kai REEVES with conspiracy to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, heroin. Count 3 charges David N. BARNES with possession with the intent to distribute more than fifty (50) grams of crack cocaine. Counts 4 and 5 each charge David N. BARNES with distribution of crack cocaine. Counts 6 and 7 each charge Alphonso G. LANG with distribution of crack cocaine. Counts 8 and 9 each charge Kass A. BARNES with distribution of crack cocaine. Counts 10 and 11 each charge Kai REEVES with distribution of crack cocaine. Count 12 charges Kai REEVES with distribution of heroin. Counts 13 and 14 each charge Jason M. WALLACE with distribution of crack cocaine. Counts 15 and 16 each charge Ricky J. NORWOOD, Jr. with distribution of crack cocaine. Count 17 charges Ricky J. NORWOOD, Jr. with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Counts 18 and 19 each charge Gerald W. LEE with distribution of crack cocaine. Counts 20 and 21 each charge Terry O. JOHNSON with distribution of crack cocaine. Counts 22 and 23 each charge Carlos SCOTT, Jr. with distribution of crack cocaine.

With respect to Count 1, the defendants face a penalty of from 10 years to life imprisonment, a fine of up to $4,000,000, and a term of supervised release of at least 5 years. With respect to Count 2, the defendants face a penalty of up to 20 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $1,000,000, and a term of supervised release of at least 3 years. Count 3 carries a potential penalty of from 10 years to life imprisonment, a fine of up to $4,000,000, and a term of supervised release of at least 5 years. With respect to Counts 4, 5, 8, and 11, each defendant faces a potential penalty of 5-40 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $2,000,000, and a term of supervised release of at least 4 years. With respect to all other Counts, each defendant faces a penalty of up to 20 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $1,000,000, and a term of supervised release of at least 3 years.

The investigation was conducted by the Centralia Police Department, the Clinton County
Sheriff’s Department, the Joint Narcotics Unit of the Mt. Vernon Police Department and the
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Illinois State
Police, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Marion County State’s Attorney’s Office, the United States Secret Service, the United States Marshal Service, and other law enforcement agencies pursuant to their participation in the Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative.

The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.