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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Two Marion Residents Indicted On Heroin/Cocaine Charges

Anita L. Argento, a/k/a Anita L. Warren, 43, and Travis L. Boley, 26, both of Marion, Illinois, were indicted on June 2, 2015, on heroin related charges in a four count Indictment returned by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Benton, Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Count 1 charges that from on or about August 2014, until on or about May 11, 2015, in Williamson County, Argento and Boley did knowingly conspire and agree with others, known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to knowingly and intentionally distribute 100 grams of more of heroin. Count 2 charges that on May 11, 2015, in Williamson County, Illinois, Argento knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute heroin. Count 3 charges that on May 11, 2015, in Williamson County, Illinois, Argento knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute twenty-eight grams or more of cocaine base, in the form commonly called "crack cocaine." Count 4 charges that on May 11, 2015, in Williamson County, Illinois, Boley knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute heroin.

With respect to Count 1, Argento and Boley face 5-40 years in federal prison, up to a $5,000,000 fine, and supervised release of not less than 4 years.

With respect to Count 2, Argento faces up to 20 years in prison, up to $1,000,000 fine, and 2 supervised release of not less than 3 years.

With respect to Count 3, Argento faces 5-40 years in prison, up to a $5,000,000 fine, and supervised release of not less than 4 years.

With respect to Count 4, Boley faces up to 20 years in prison, up to $1,000,000 fine, and supervised release of not less than 3 years.

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 investigation in this case was conducted by the Illinois State Police, the Marion, Illinois Police Department, and the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office. The Williamson County State’s Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation of this case.

The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.

Updated June 16, 2015