Fugitive Leader of Drug Trafficking Operation Sentenced to Thirty Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Cocaine into Southern Illinois
Amy J. Brozowski, of Marion, Illinois, has been charged by two-count indictment with distribution of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Steven D. Weinhoeft, announced today. The federal indictment alleges that the offenses occurred on March 7 and March 14, 2019, in Williamson County. On March 21, 2019, the 25 year old Brozowski made her initial appearance in federal court and pleaded not guilty to the charges. At her detention hearing the following day, Brozowski was granted bond. Her jury trial is currently set for May 28, 2019.
An indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a jury.
The drug offenses carry a maximum penalty of up to 20 years’ imprisonment, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $1 million.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group, Marion Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration. The Williamson County State’s Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.