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Carbondale Man Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Offense

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

On December 8, 2015, Ryan L. Gibbs, a/k/a "Blood," 35, of Carbondale, pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging possession with intent to distribute cocaine, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, James L. Porter, announced today.

Evidence at the plea hearing established that Gibbs was in possession of a large amount of cocaine during a September 16, 2014, Illinois Department of Corrections compliance check at Gibbs’s Carbondale residence. The cocaine offense carries a penalty of up to 20 years in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years’ supervised release, and a fine of $1,000,000. Gibbs is currently being held without bond pending a March 22, 2016, sentencing date.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group, Carbondale Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, and Illinois Department of Corrections. The Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation.

The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.

Updated December 16, 2015

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