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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Carbondale Man Sentenced For Part In Drug Conspiracy

Steven Schauf, Jr., 28, of Carbondale, Illinois, was sentenced to 24 months in prison today for his role in an eight-count indictment charging him with Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Use of a Communications Facility in Aid of a Controlled Substance Offense, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, and Laundering of Monetary Instruments, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced. Following his prison sentence, Schauf will be on supervised release for 3 years. In addition, he was ordered to pay a fine of $500 and a $700 special assessment. An Order of Forfeiture was entered for the sum of $6,787.64, as well as a 2010 Chrysler 300.

"Evidence in support of this prosecution was obtained in an investigation which was conducted under the auspices of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). The OCDETF initiative is designed to bring federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and resources together to identify, target and dismantle large national and international drug trafficking organizations. I am pleased to note that the local law enforcement and federal law enforcement partnerships did just that in this case." noted United States Attorney Wigginton.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Deirdre A. Durborow.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 13, 2015