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Jackson County Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Offenses

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


On April 5, 2018, Answar D. Rollins, Jr., a/k/a "Chuck" and "Swar," age 31, of Carbondale, Illinois, pled guilty to a two-count indictment charging conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and unlawful distribution of methamphetamine. The offenses occurred between March 2017, and August 8, 2017, in Jackson County. The conspiracy offense carries a maximum penalty of five to 40 years imprisonment, to be followed by four years supervised release, and a $5,000,000 fine. Rollins also faces a maximum penalty of up to 20 years imprisonment, three years supervised release, and a $1,000,000 fine on the distribution offense.

During the plea hearing, Rollins also admitted that he had violated the terms of his supervised release relating to a 2006 federal drug offense. Rollins is currently being held without bond pending his July 18, 2018 sentencing hearing.

The investigation was conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The Jackson County States Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.

Updated April 6, 2018

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