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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 12, 2013

Jefferson County Man Indicted On Methamphetamine Related Charges

Alvin Gene Chelf, 42, of Bonnie, IL, was indicted on August 6, 2013, on methamphetamine related charges in an Indictment returned by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Benton, Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Chelf was charged in a two count indictment. Count 1 charges that on February 14, 2013, in Jefferson County, Illinois, Chelf knowingly and intentionally distributed methamphetamine. Count 2 charges that on February 19, 2013, in Jefferson County, Illinois, Chelf knowingly and intentionally distributed methamphetamine.

With respect to each count, Chelf faces up to 20 years imprisonment, up to $1,000,000 fine, and at least 3 years supervised release to follow incarceration.

An Indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge until proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a jury.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Joint Narcotics Unit of the Mt. Vernon Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.

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

Updated February 19, 2015