Metropolis Woman Indicted on Methamphetamine-Related Charges
Anna Rose Sullivan, 33, of Metropolis, Illinois, was recently indicted on federal methamphetamine related charges, Steven D. Weinhoeft, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today. The eight-count indictment returned on August 7, 2018, charges Sullivan with intentionally distributing methamphetamine on seven separate occasions between 2017 and 2018, and with possessing with intent to distribute more than five (5) grams of methamphetamine in June 2018. All of the crimes charged in the indictment are alleged to have occurred in Massac County, Illinois.
If convicted, Sullivan faces between five and 40 years imprisonment, a fine of not more than $5,000,000, and supervised release of not less than four years on seven of the eight counts. On the remaining count, Sullivan could receive up to 20 years imprisonment, a fine of not more than $1,000,000, and at least three years of supervised release.
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.
Sullivan made her initial appearance on August 21 and entered a plea of not guilty. Her trial is currently set for October 22, 2018, in Benton, Illinois.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Metropolis Police Department, the Illinois State Police, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.