Richland County Man Indicted On Methamphetamine Related Charges
Ivan D. Smith, 42, of Olney, IL, was indicted on June 18, 2013, on methamphetamine related charges in an Indictment returned by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in East St. Louis, Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.
Smith was charged in a two count indictment. Count 1 charged that from on or about March 2011, until on or about June 11, 2013, in Richland County, Smith did knowingly combine, conspire, and agree with others known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to knowingly and intentionally manufacture a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine. Count 2 charged that on June 11, 2013, in Richland County, Smith did knowingly and intentionally possess equipment, chemicals, products, or materials which may be used to manufacture methamphetamine, knowing, intending, and having reasonable cause to believe, that those items would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.
With respect to Count 1, if convicted, Smith faces up to 20 years imprisonment, up to $1,000,000 fine, and at least 3 years supervised release to follow incarceration.
With respect to Count 2, if convicted, Smith faces up to 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to 3 years supervised release to follow his 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 Richland County Sheriff’s Department.
The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.