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Press Release

Paducah Man Hit with Williamson County Drug Charge

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

Ronald R. Springfield, 35, of Paducah, Kentucky, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for 
possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft announced 
today. According to the indictment, the offense occurred on April 30, 2019, in Williamson County.

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.

Springfield made his initial appearance in federal court yesterday and pleaded not guilty. He was 
ordered held without bond pending a July 19 detention hearing. The charged offense carries a 
maximum penalty of up to 20 years imprisonment, 3 years supervised release, and a $1 million fine.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group.
The Energy Police Department assisted in the investigation.

Updated July 19, 2019