OLNEY, CENTRALIA MEN INDICTED BY FEDS ON METH COUNTS
RICHLAND CO., Ill. - The speculation as to who was going federal out of Richland County is ended, at least where two local guys are concerned.
Michael J. Murphy, 36, of Olney, and Ryan A. Jacklin, 25, of Centralia, have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to meth distribution and, in Jacklin's case, weapons.
Murphy was indicted yesterday on methamphetamine related charges in a two count indictment returned by a federal grand jury, Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.
Count Two charges that on March 25, 2017, in Richland County, Murphy knowingly and intentionally possessed with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. The total amount of mixture and substance containing methamphetamine possessed by the defendant was five grams or more of methamphetamine (ice), or 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.
In Jacklin's case, Count One charges that on September 12, 2016, in Richland County, Jacklin knowingly and intentionally possessed with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. The total amount of mixture and substance containing methamphetamine possessed by the defendant was 50 grams or more. Count Two charges that on September 12, 2016, in Richland County, Jacklin knowingly and intentionally possessed with the intent to distribute heroin. Count Three charges that on September 12, 2016, in Richland County, in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, Jacklin did knowingly possess a firearm, to wit: a Taurus .357 Magnum revolver. Count Four charges that from 2014, until on or about September 12, 2016, in Marion and Washington counties, Jacklin conspired to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine in violation of federal law.
With respect to Count One, Jacklin faces 5-40 years of imprisonment, up to a $5,000,000 fine, and supervised release of not less than four years. With respect to Count Two, Jacklin faces up to 20 years of imprisonment, up to $1,000,000 fine, and supervised release not less than three years. With respect to Count Three, Jacklin faces five years to life imprisonment (which must run consecutive to any other count), up to $250,000 fine, and up to five years of supervised release. With respect to Count Four, Jacklin faces a minimum of ten years up to life imprisonment, up to a $10,000,000 fine, and supervised release of not less than five years.
The investigation in Murphy's case was conducted by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office; in Jacklin's case, the Richland County Sheriff's Office was a part, as well as the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the Illinois State Police, and other local law enforcement agencies.
Disclosure wishes to point out that both Murphy and Jacklin have been under local felony charges as they pertain to meth, in Jacklin's case he was charged at the end of February and we weren't able to obtain the file; in Murphy's case, the end of March, and same; now we know why. Generally, when a local case goes federal like this, the local charges kind of go into limbo and the material is made unavailable. This situation has also emerged in Lawrence County, where Bobby Turner and Tim Roth have both been hemmed up for a couple of weeks on an ostensible meth charge, but no local files are to be found.
With the diligent investigation we and our staff have been putting into these recent meth/ice events, we know quite a bit about the players...including who's NOT been charged. Hopefully, we'll be able to bring that material to you in due time. Be watching upcoming issues for that, and if you don't already have a recurring online membership to the e-Edition, now's the time...the summer could get very hot and very interesting in 2017, and you don't want to miss any of it...because "conspiracy," to the feds, can go back seven years, a subject that a lot of people aren't aware of.
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