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Stoy, IL, Couple Charged with Methamphetamine Related Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 19, 2011

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on December 6, 2011, Christopher K. Yockey, 38, and Trisha D. Rogers, 41, both from Stoy, Illinois, were named in a two count Indictment returned by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Benton, Illinois.

Count 1 of the Indictment charges that from in or about March 13, 2007, through on or about November 30, 2011, Christopher K. Yockey, did knowingly and intentionally possess a listed chemical (pseudoephedrine) knowing it would be used to manufacture a controlled substance, that being methamphetamine.

Count 2 of the Indictment charges that from in or about August 13, 2007, to on or about August 13, 2011, Trisha D. Rogers, did knowingly and intentionally possess a listed chemical (pseudoephedrine) knowing it would be used to manufacture a controlled substance, that being methamphetamine.

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.

Christopher K. Yockey and Trisha D. Rogers were arraigned on the Indictment December 8, 2011, in United States District Court in Benton. A jury trial date of February 13, 2012, at the United States District Courthouse in Benton was set. Christopher K. Yockey has been remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending trial. Trisha D. Rogers was released on bond.

With respect to Count 1, Christopher K. Yockey faces up to 20 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and no more than 3 years supervised release to follow his incarceration. With respect to Count 2, Trisha D. Rogers faces up to 20 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and no more than 3 years supervised release to follow her incarceration.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office, the Southeastern Illinois Drug Task force, and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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