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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 13, 2014

Herrin Man Charged With Heroin Conspiracy

On June 3, 2014, Adam M. Calvert, 30, of Herrin, was charged by indictment with conspiracy to distribute heroin, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

The offense occurred between 2012 and January 2014, in Williamson and Jackson Counties. Calvert made his in his initial appearance in federal court on June 12, 2014. He was ordered held without bond, pending an August 18, 2014, jury trial.

The heroin offense carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a fine of $1,000,000.

Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Southern Illinois Enforcement and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The Williamson County State’s Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation.

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

Updated February 19, 2015