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St. Charles Couple Indicted on Federal Drug Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

St. Louis, MO – Anthony Domontay Marion, a/k/a “Bird,” 34, and Lauren Nicole Martinez, a/k/a “Nikki,” 29, were indicted on November 29th for allegedly distributing heroin to J.W. in February 2016, which caused his death.  Both appeared last week before United States Magistrate Judge John M. Bodenhausen for their initial appearances. 


If convicted, this charge carries a penalty range of 20 years to life in prison and/or fines up to $1 million.  In determining the actual sentences, a Judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.


 This case was investigated the Drug Enforcement Administration.


As is always the case, charges set forth in an indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt.  Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.                                                                       

Updated December 11, 2017

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