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THREE PEOPLE FROM CENTRALIA, ILLINOIS
INDICTED ON HEROIN AND CRACK COCAINE CHARGES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2011

Two men and one woman from Centralia, Illinois, were indicted on heroin and crack cocaine charges on March 8, 2011, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Two men and one woman from Centralia, Illinois, were indicted on heroin and crack cocaine charges on March 8, 2011, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Count 1 charged Toriano A. Bohanna, Sr. and Angela N. Hill with conspiracy to distribute heroin between November 2010, and February 7, 2011. The Indictment alleged that the amount of heroin involved in the conspiracy was more than one hundred (100) grams.

Count 2 charged Toriano A. Bohanna, Sr., and Toriano A. Bohanna, Jr., with conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine between November 2010, and February 7, 2011. The Indictment alleged that the amount of crack cocaine involved in the conspiracy was more than twenty-eight (28) grams.

Toriano A. Bohanna, Sr., was also charged with three counts of distribution of heroin in Counts 3, 4, and 5. Those distributions of heroin occurred on January 21, January 24, and February 7, 2011.

Toriano A. Bohanna, Jr., was also charged with one count of possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute on February 7, 2011, in Count 6. The Indictment alleged that the amount of crack cocaine Bohanna, Jr., possessed with intent to distribute was more than twenty-eight (28) grams.

All of the drug transactions occurred in Centralia, Illinois.

With respect to Counts 1, 2, and 6, the possible penalties are 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 Counts 3, 4, and 5, the possible penalties as to each Count are up to 20 years’ imprisonment, a fine of up to $1,000,000, and a term of supervised release of at least 3 years.

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 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. Project Safe Neighborhoods is a joint and cooperative effort of the United States Attorney’s Office, and federal, state and local law enforcement agencies directed at removing guns and drugs from our communities.

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

 

 

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