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Williamson County alleged/convicted offenders see action in federal court

Posted by on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 @ 5:24 pm.

WILLIAMSON CO., Ill. - The U.S. District Court system in the Southern District of Illinois has had its hands full with alleged or convicted offenders out of Williamson County.

Here's the recap, broken down into four separate presentations for each man.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH FEDERAL DRUG OFFENSE

Adam R. Walker, 34, of Herrin, Illinois, has been charged by indictment with unlawfully possessing over 50 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft, announced today (Wednesday, July 17). The indictment alleges that the offense occurred on May 1, 2019, in Williamson County.

Earlier today, Walker made his initial appearance in federal district court and pleaded not guilty. He was ordered held without bond pending a September 16, 2019 jury trial. If convicted of the offense, Walker faces a maximum possible penalty of 5-40 years imprisonment, 4 years supervised release, and a $5 million fine.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Marion Police Department.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO NEARLY 20 YEARS IN PRISON FOR FEDERAL DRUG OFFENSE

Timothy S. (“Timmy”) Smith, 41, of Johnston City, Illinois, has been sentenced to a term of 235 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft announced today. Smith pleaded guilty to a one-count indictment earlier this year.

Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that from January to September, 2018, Smith was involved with numerous others in the distribution of methamphetamine in Williamson and Franklin counties. At sentencing, the judge found Smith responsible for distributing 2 kilograms of ice (methamphetamine with a purity level of at least 80 percent). Because of Smith’s extensive criminal history, he was classified as a career offender.

Smith’s sentence includes four years of supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group. The Herrin Police Department, Johnston City Police Department, and Williamson County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation.

MT. VERNON MAN SENTENCED FOR WILLIAMSON COUNTY DRUG OFFENSE

Leonard M. (“Lenny”) Falcone, 51, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, has been sentenced to 140 months in prison on a federal methamphetamine violation, U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft announced today. Earlier this year, Falcone pleaded guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Falcone was involved with numerous others in the distribution of methamphetamine in Williamson, Franklin, and Jefferson counties. At sentencing, the judge found that Falcone was responsible for the distribution of approximately 125 grams of ice (methamphetamine with a purity level of at least 80 percent). Falcone received an enhanced sentence because he possessed a dangerous weapon during the offense, which occurred between September 2017 and May 31, 2018.

Falcone’s sentence includes three years of supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Mt. Vernon Police Department, Illinois State Police, and Williamson County States Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation.

PADUCAH MAN HIT WITH WILLIAMSON COUNTY DRUG CHARGE

Ronald R. Springfield, 35, of Paducah, Kentucky, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft announced today. According to the indictment, the offense occurred on April 30, 2019, in Williamson County.

Springfield made his initial appearance in federal court yesterday and pleaded not guilty. He was ordered held without bond pending a July 19 detention hearing. The charged offense carries a maximum penalty of up to 20 years imprisonment, 3 years supervised release, and a $1 million fine.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group. The Energy Police Department assisted in the investigation.

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