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Albion Man Charged With Possessing With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois

Dillion Wayne Bailey, 29, of Albion, Illinois, has been charged in United States District Court in Benton with possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. The indictment, returned by a Federal Grand Jury on July 8, 2014, stemmed from Bailey’s arrest by the Grayville Police Department following a traffic stop shortly after 10:00 p.m. on June 13th , during which approximately 2 ounces of methamphetamine were located in the vehicle Bailey was driving.

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.

If convicted, Bailey faces up to 20 years in federal prison, $1 million fine, and a term of 3 years to life of supervised release to follow his incarceration.

Following a hearing held today, Bailey was denied bond on the federal charges and remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal to await further proceedings. Bailey’s next scheduled court appearance is August 29th at 9:30 a.m. for a final pre-trial conference at the United States District Courthouse in Benton. A trial date of September 8th at 9:00 a.m. has also been set.

The case was investigated by the Carmi office of the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force and the Grayville Police Department with the assistance of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James M. Cutchin.

Updated February 19, 2015