Williamson County Man Charged with Methamphetamine Offense
Marshall D. Rosenberger, 36, of Marion, was indicted on October 4, 2016, in a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, announced today.
The indictment alleges that the offense occurred between October 2015 and July 13, 2016, in Jackson and Williamson Counties. Rosenberger made his initial appearance in federal court on October 7, 2016. He was ordered held without bond pending a December 12, 2016, jury 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 offense carries 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 Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. The Carbondale Police Department and Southern Illinois Enforcement Group also assisted in the investigation.