Two Springfield Men Indicted on Drug, Gun Charges in Separate Cases
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A federal grand jury today returned separate, unrelated indictments that charge two Springfield men with drug and gun offenses.
Darryl D. Perkins, 38, of the 2100 block of S. Renfro St., is charged with five counts of distribution or possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, heroin, possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking offense, and possession of a firearm by a felon. The indictment alleges that on five separate occasions, from November 2016 to Jan. 19, 2017, Perkins distributed or possessed with intent to distribute heroin, and that he possessed a Colt Trooper MK3 .357 revolver.
Perkins was previously arrested and charged in a criminal complaint filed on Jan. 20, 2017. Perkins made his initial appearance in federal court on Jan. 23, 2017, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins. Perkins was ordered to remain detained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.
The charges against Perkins were investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Illinois State Police, the Springfield Police Department, and the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Z. Weir is prosecuting the case.
In an unrelated indictment, Jamarr Moore, 20, of the 700 block of N. 14th St., is charged with one count each of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, crack cocaine, possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking offense, and possession of a firearm by a felon. The indictment alleges that Moore possessed crack cocaine and a Glock .40 caliber semi-automatic firearm on Jan. 5, 2017.
Moore was arrested on state charges on Jan. 5; a federal criminal complaint was filed on Jan. 23. Moore made his initial appearance in federal court on Jan. 23, 2017. U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins ordered that Moore remain detained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.
The charges against Moore were investigated by the Springfield Police Department Street Crimes Unit, the FBI, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Victor Yanz is prosecuting the case.
If convicted, for each count of distribution or possession with intent to distribute heroin (five counts), Perkins faces maximum statutory penalties of up to 30 years in prison. For possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine (one count), Moore faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in prison. The offense of possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking offense carries a mandatory minimum five years in prison to be served consecutive to any sentence ordered for the related drug offense. Possession of a firearm by a felon carries a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
The maximum statutory penalty for each offense charged is prescribed by Congress and is provided for informational purposes, as sentencing is determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Members of the public are reminded that an indictment is merely an accusation; each defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.