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Jackson County Man Charged With Methamphetamine Conspiracy

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

A Jackson County, Illinois, man was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 9, 2013, for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

On May 24, 2013, Charles W. Scallion, 41, of Carbondale, was arraigned in United States District Court in Benton on an indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. The indictment alleges that the offense occurred between May 2012, and March 28, 2013, in Jackson County. Scallion is currently being held without bond pending a July 29, 2013, jury trial.

An indictment is 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, Scallion faces up to 20 years’ imprisonment, 3 years’ supervised release, and a $1,000,000 fine.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Murphysboro Police Department.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson.

Updated February 19, 2015