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Albion Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Offense

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

Dillion Wayne Bailey, 30, of Albion, Illinois, pled guilty today in United States District Court in Benton to an indictment charging him with one count of 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 8th, alleged that the offense occurred on June 13th in White County. The charges stemmed from a traffic stop conducted by the Grayville Police Department during which Bailey was found to be in possession of 2 ounces of crystal methamphetamine, digital scales, drug packaging material, and several glass pipes used to smoke methamphetamine. Bailey was also in possession of $2131 in cash.

Sentencing was set for February 18, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. at the United States Courthouse in Benton. At that time, Bailey faces up to 20 years in federal prison, a $1 million fine, and 3 years to life on supervised release following his incarceration.

Bailey has been held without bond in the custody of the United States Marshal since his arrest on federal charges in July. He was returned to the custody of the Marshal to await sentencing.

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 Edwards County Sheriff’s Department whose drug detection dog was utilized during the traffic stop.

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

Updated February 19, 2015