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Press Release

Southern Illinois Residents Charged With Methamphetamine Offense

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

Union and Williamson County residents were indicted on April 5, 2016, for a methamphetamine offense, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, James L. Porter, announced today.

Troy A. Smith, 44, of Jonesboro, and Jeremiah Lee Jae Sadler, a/k/a "Jeremiah L. Sadler, 36, of Marion, are charged in a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. The indictment alleges that the offense occurred between 2015 and February 2016, in Union and Williamson Counties. Sadler made his initial appearance in federal court on April 7, 2016. He is being held without bond pending an April 11, 2016, detention hearing. Smith is scheduled to make his initial appearance on April 11, 2016.

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 methamphetamine offense carries a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years’ supervised release, and a $1,000,000 fine.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group, Southern Illinois Drug Task Force, and Drug Enforcement Administration. The Union and Williamson County State’s Attorney’s Offices also assisted in the investigation.

Updated April 8, 2016

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