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

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Jackson County Resident Charged With Methamphetamine Offense


James E. Sizemore, a/k/a "Jimmy," 58, of Carbondale, was indicted on January 4, 2018, in a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, announced today.

The indictment alleges that the offense occurred between June 2016 and November 2017, in Jackson County. Sizemore made his initial appearance in federal court on January 31, 2018. He was ordered held without bond pending an April 9, 2018, jury trial.

The conspiracy offense carries a maximum penalty of up to 20 years of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and a $1,000,000 fine.

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.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Carbondale Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration.

Drug Trafficking
Updated February 2, 2018