Two indicted on cocaine charges

News-DemocratJuly 9, 2013 

— Two people have been indicted by a federal grand jury on cocaine charges in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Illinois.

Shelly A. Stodnick, 41, of Granite City, was charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine.

Michael J.W. Bryant, 41, of St. Louis, was charged with unlawful possession with the intent to distribute cocaine.

Both were indicted by the grand jury on June 18 but the indictments were suppressed. They were unsealed Tuesday, according to Stephen R. Wigginton, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.

Stodnick, if convicted of the charges, faces up to 10 years in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years supervised release.

Trial for Stodnick is scheduled for Sept. 9.

Bryant faces up to 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine and at least three years of supervised release if convicted.

His trial date has also been scheduled for Sept. 9 in East St. Louis.

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