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

Monday, May 23, 2016

Two St. Clair County Residents Charged With Methamphetamine Offenses

Two St. Clair County residents were indicted on May 3, 2016, for methamphetamine-related offenses, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, James L. Porter, announced today.

Ricky M. Carle, 27, and Misty D. Calvert, 27, both of Marissa, are charged in a two-count indictment with conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine and possession of pseudoephedrine knowing that it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine. The indictment alleges that the offenses occurred between 2014 and March 2016, in Williamson, Randolph, and Franklin Counties. Carle appeared in federal court on May 23, 2016. He was ordered held without bond pending a July 5, 2016, jury trial. During a previous May 10, 2016, detention hearing, Calvert was also ordered held without bond pending trial.

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 Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, and Marissa Police Department.

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Updated May 23, 2016