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Carmi Man Pleads Guilty To Four Counts Of Distributing Methamphetamine In White County

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

Bobby D. Morrill, Jr., 38, of Carmi, Illinois, pled guilty today in United States District Court in Benton to an indictment charging him with four counts of distributing methamphetamine, announced James L. Porter, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. The indictment, returned by a Federal Grand Jury on December 8, 2015, alleged that the four offenses occurred in 2015 on August 31st, and September 8th, 9th, and 16th. The indictment further alleged that the offenses occurred in White County.

Sentencing was set for June 22, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the United States Courthouse in Benton. On each count Morrill faces up to 20 years’ imprisonment, a $1 million fine, and 3 years to life on supervised release following his incarceration.

Morrill has been held without bond in the custody of the United States Marshal since his appearance on the federal charges in January. 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 is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James M. Cutchin.

Updated March 3, 2016

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