5 Illinois residents charged with crack cocaine distribution - KMOV.com

5 Illinois residents charged with crack cocaine distribution

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The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen, R. Wigginton, announced on Friday that five southern Illinois residents were charged with distributing 28 grams or more of crack cocaine.

Keenon J. Farr, 32, Roderick L. McClain, 30, Jeffery L. Cain, 35, all of Carbondale, Tommy T. Langston, 35, of Herrin and Tammy R. Whitton, 45, of Mt. Vernon were indicted on Tuesday Sept. 8.

Authorities said that the alleged offense occurred between October 2014 and July 2015, in Williamson and Jackson Counties.

Farr and McClain made their initial appearances in federal court in Benton on Sept. 17 and are currently being held without a bond pending a hearing on Sept. 22.

Cain, Langston and Whitton have previously made court appearances and are being held without bond pending a jury trial on Nov. 14.

If convicted, the crack cocaine offense carries a penalty of a minimum of five years to a maximum of 40 years in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years’ supervised release and a $5,000,000 fine.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group, Drug Enforcement Administration, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Carbondale Police Department. 

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