Six people indicted in federal court on drug charges

Six people indicted in federal court on drug charges

URBANA — A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted four men and two women with conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and possess methamphetamine in East Central Illinois

Deandre D. "Dre" Haynes, 22, of Chicago; David A. "Rico" Haynes, 31, of Decatur; Zachary D. "Z" Gordon, 29, of Shelbyville; Jerry D. Dice, 48, currently in the custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections; Jennifer L. McCullough, 37, of Belleville; and Casey Coombs, 26, of Shelbyville, were indicted with one count of participating in a conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 50 or more grams of methamphetamine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Elly M. Pierson told The News-Gazette the activities allegedly took place in Chicago, Champaign, Tuscola, Arcola, Mattoon, Charleston, Sullivan, Shelbyville and Decatur from April 2011 through at least March 5, 2012.

If convicted, each of them face between 10 years to life in federal prison. If any of them have a previous felony drug conviction, they could be sentenced to between 20 years to life in federal prison.

Deandre Haynes and McCullough were released on bond.

David Haynes and Gordon are in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Dice continues to be in the custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Pierson said Coombs will appear at federal court in Urbana at a date yet to be determined.

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olhoser wrote on April 04, 2012 at 10:04 pm

If Americans weren't so spineless, we would demand execution for this trash, and harvest their organs for transplants like China does.  These people are murderers to one degree or another.  This would also be a boon to honest people needing replacement organs.

rsp wrote on April 05, 2012 at 2:04 am

Number 1. innocent till proven guilty. Number 2. I guess you're unaware of the affects of meth on the human body. Kind of rules one out for organ transplant. I really don't understand this thing people have with thinking some of these other countries have better systems than the U.S.