A 25-year-old Centralia man faces a four-count Federal Grand Jury Indictment. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Donald Boyce has announced the charges against Ryan Jacklin.
Jacklin is charged with intentionally possessing with the intent to distribute both methamphetamine and heroin in Richland County in September 2016. A third count charges he was in possession of a .357 Magnum revolver at the time of the drug trafficking. A fourth count alleges from 2014 until September 2016 in Marion and Washington Counties, Jacklin conspired to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine in violation of federal law.
The total amount of methamphetamine involved in the conspiracy was 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine.
Jacklin faces up to life imprisonment on the weapons and conspiracy charges and a fine up to $10-million on the conspiracy charge if found guilty of the charges.
The investigation was conducted by the Richland and Marion County Sheriff's Department, Illinois State Police, Irvington Police, Washington County State's Attorney's office and other local law enforcement agencies.