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

Friday, April 25, 2014

White County Man Indicted On Methamphetamine Related Charges

Luke L. Burnett, 30, of Crossville, IL, was indicted on April 8, 2014, on methamphetamine related charges in a one 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 on March 7, 2014, in White County, Burnett knowingly and intentionally possessed with the intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine.

With respect to Count 1, Burnett faces up to 20 years imprisonment, up to $1,000,000 fine, and supervised release of at least 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 case was investigated by the Carmi office of the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force and the White County Sheriff’s Department with the assistance of the Illinois State Police and the Indiana State Police.

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

Updated February 19, 2015