Thirty-six-year-old Michael Smith of the 200 block of Howe is charged by criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute 280 grams or more of crack cocaine on or about January 16th.
A grand jury has returned a seven-count indictment against Smith for distribution of crack cocaine and heroin. The indictment charges him with conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of crack cocaine; possession of 280 grams or more of crack cocaine with intent to distribute; possession of heroin with intent to distribute; and four counts of distribution of crack cocaine in December 2012 and January 2013.
The affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint alleges that in December 2012 and January 2013, law enforcement officers with DEA and the Central Illinois Enforcement Group made controlled purchases of crack cocaine from Smith. Agents also executed a federal search warrant at Smith’s residence on January 16th. Officers recovered suspected marijuana and a Highpoint 9-millimeter semi-automatic pistol and ammunition, as well as about 564 grams of crack cocaine and around 80 grams of heroin from under the hood of a pickup truck.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Byron G. Cudmore has ordered that Smith remain detained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan D. Freres.
If convicted, Smith could be sentenced anywhere between 10 years and life in prison.