SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – A Williamson County man was indicted last Tuesday in U.S. District Court for methamphetamine offenses.
Court records show 57-year-old Richard W. Sellers of Herrin was charged in a two-count indictment with conspiracy to distribute in excess of 50 grams of methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine.
The indictment alleges that the offenses happened between July 17, 2017 and Feb. 25, 2018 in Williamson County.
Sellers made his initial appearance in federal court last Thursday. He was ordered held without bond pending a May 14, 2018 jury trial.
The conspiracy offense carries a maximum penalty of 5 to 40 years in prison, to be followed by four years of supervised release and a fine of up to $5 million. The distribution offense carries a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release and a $1 million fine.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group and Drug Enforcement Administration. The Herrin Police Department, Illinois State Police and the Williamson County State’s Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.Tweet