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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 29, 2018

Trial Date Set for Four Defendants Indicted on Meth Trafficking Charges in Pana

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Trial has been scheduled on Aug. 3, 2018, for three Pana, Ill., defendants and a Missouri man charged with trafficking methamphetamine. Claudette Borders, 46; Jesse Stoldorf, 43, Randy Hammond, 39, all of rural Pana; and Raymond Toth, 60, of  Cuba, Mo., were arraigned in federal court in Springfield on June 28.

The defendants were previously charged by complaint and arrested on May 24, 2018. Each of the four defendants has been ordered detained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. A federal grand jury returned the indictment against the four on June 20.

The indictment charges Borders and Stoldorf with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of distribution of methamphetamine, which was obtained from Missouri, from their Pana home on May 3, 2018. Hammond is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine on May 22, 2018. Toth is charged with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of meth on May 22, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

If convicted, the charges against Borders, Stoldorf, and Hammond carry statutory penalties of up to 30 years in prison. If convicted, the drug charge against Toth carries a statutory penalty of 10 years to life in prison. For possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime, the penalty is a mandatory five years in prison to be served consecutive to any sentence ordered for the underlying drug crime.

The charges are the result of an investigation by DEA and the Central Illinois Enforcement Group (CIEG) with the assistance of the Pana Police Department and the Christian County Sheriff’s Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Crystal Correa. 

Members of the public are reminded that an indictment is merely an accusation; each defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated June 29, 2018