News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16, 2010
Contact: Thomas E. Murphy
Number: (314) 538-4660

Carbondale, Illinois Man Indicted On Crack Cocaine Charge

MAR 16 -- (East St. Louis, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on February 17, 2010, LARRY D. LEE a/k/a “Papa,” age 28, of Carbondale, was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in East St. Louis, in a one-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. The violation is alleged to have taken place between November 2006 and February 2009, in Jackson and Union Counties.

The offense carries a penalty of 10 years to life imprisonment, a fine of up to $4,000,000, and a term of 5 years supervised release. LEE made his initial appearance in federal court on March 16, 2010, and was ordered detained without bond pending a jury trial, which is currently scheduled for May 18, 2010.

The investigation which resulted in this charge was conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Murphysboro Police Department, in conjunction with the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group, Carbondale Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. In addition, the Jackson County States Attorney’s Office assisted during the investigation.

The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.