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Press Release

Centralia Man Charged With Drugs, Gun

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

A federal grand jury for the Southern District of Illinois has returned an indictment charging 
Stephen Kristopher Martin, a.k.a. “Mo” Martin, 26, of Centralia, Illinois, with distribution of 
methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a firearm.

An indictment is merely 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, Martin faces up to 20 years imprisonment, a $1 million fine, and at least 3 years 
supervised release on each of three methamphetamine distribution charges. The gun charge is 
punishable by as much as 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and 3 years supervised release.

The indictment is the result of an investigation conducted by members of an FBI Task Force, 
including the Centralia Police Department, the Carlyle Police Department, and the Marion,
Clinton and Washington County Sheriffs’ Offices. The trial date has not been set.

Updated October 28, 2019