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Press Release

Williamson County Man Charged with Federal Drug Offense

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

Adam R. Walker, 34, of Herrin, Illinois, has been charged by indictment with unlawfully possessing 
over 50 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Steven
D. Weinhoeft, announced today. The indictment alleges that the offense occurred on May 1, 2019, in 
Williamson County.

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.

Earlier today, Walker made his initial appearance in federal district court and pleaded not guilty. 
He was ordered held without bond pending a September 16, 2019 jury trial. If convicted of the 
offense, Walker faces a maximum possible penalty of 5-40 years imprisonment, 4 years supervised 
release, and a $5 million fine.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Marion Police Department.

Updated July 19, 2019