Fugitive Leader of Drug Trafficking Operation Sentenced to Thirty Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Cocaine into Southern Illinois
On May 3, 2016, Natasha C. Mann, 29, of Cambria, was charged by indictment with conspiracy to distribute a mixture or substance containing MDMA, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, James L. Porter, announced today. MDMA is 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, a controlled substance, which is commonly referred to as "Ecstasy." The indictment alleges that the offense occurred between December 2015 and March 22, 2016, in Williamson County. Mann is scheduled to make her initial appearance in federal court on May 5, 2016.
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 MDMA offense carries a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years’ supervised release, and a $1,000,000 fine.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group, Department of Homeland Security, Drug Enforcement Administration, Marion Police Department, and U.S. Postal Inspection Service. The Illinois State Police and Williamson County State’s Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation.