Federal Grand Jury Charges Six Individuals with Methamphetamine Manufacturing Conspiracy
|U.S. Attorney’s Office April 04, 2012|
URBANA, IL—A federal grand jury today returned an indictment that charges six individuals with conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, and possess methamphetamine in Central Illinois, in Coles and Macon Counties.
Those charged include four men: Deandre D. Haynes, a.k.a “Dre,” 22, of Chicago; David A. Haynes, a.k.a “Rico,” a.k.a “Milk,” 31, of Decatur; Zachary D. Gordon, a.k.a “Z,” 29, of Shelbyville; and Jerry D. Dice, 48, currently in custody at the Illinois Department of Corrections; and two women: Jennifer L. McCullough, 37, of Belleville; and Casey Coombs, 26, of Shelbyville, Illinois.
The one-count indictment alleges that from April 2011 to at least March 5, 2012, in Coles and Macon Counties, Illinois, the six defendants participated in a conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.
Deandre Haynes, David Haynes, Gordon, and McCullough were previously charged in a federal criminal complaint filed on March 2, 2012. Deandre Haynes was released on bond; David Haynes was ordered detained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service; Gordon waived detention hearing and is currently in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service; and McCullough was released on bond. Dice is currently in the custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections. A summons will be issued for Coombs to appear in federal court in Urbana on a date to be determined by the U.S. Clerk of the Court.
If convicted, the statutory penalty for the offense is a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison; if a defendant has a prior felony drug conviction, the statutory penalty is 20 years to life in prison.
The charge is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the East Central Illinois Task Force; the Coles County Sheriff’s Office; the Eastern Illinois Safe Streets Task Force; and the Illinois State Police. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elly M. Peirson.
Members of the public are reminded that an indictment is merely an accusation; the defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.