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Southern Illinois Residents Charged With Methamphetamine Offenses

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


Kiristien M. Joyner, 27, of Carbondale, and Marshall W. Duty, 58, of Dongola, were indicted on November 8, 2016, in a three-count superseding indictment charging methamphetamine violations, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, announced today. Joyner and Duty are each charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Joyner and Duty are each also charged with one count of unlawful distribution of methamphetamine.

The indictment alleges the offenses occurred between 2013 and October 3, 2016, in Union, Jackson and Williamson Counties. Joyner made her initial appearance in federal court on November 10, 2016. At a November 15, 2015, detention hearing, she was ordered held without bond pending a January 9, 2017, jury trial. Duty previously made his appearance in federal court.

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 offenses carry a maximum penalty of up to 20 years imprisonment, 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 and Drug Enforcement Administration. The Williamson County States Attorney’s Office and Illinois National Guard also assisted in the investigation.

Updated November 18, 2016

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