Metro-East News

Two Marissa residents indicted for meth-related offenses

Two St. Clair County residents were indicted for methamphetamine-related offenses earlier this month, according to Acting U.S. Attorney James L. Porter.

Porter said Ricky M. Carle, 27, and Misty D. Calvert, 27, both of Marissa, have been charged in a two-count indictment with conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine and possession of pseudoephedrine knowing that it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine. Both were formally charged May 3 in the Southern District of Illinois.

The indictment alleges that the offenses occurred between 2014 and March 2016 in Williamson, Randolph and Franklin counties.

Carle appeared in federal court on Monday and was ordered to be held without bond pending a jury trial set for July 5, according to Porter.

During a previous hearing earlier this month, Porter said Calvert was also ordered to be held without bond pending trial.

The methamphetamine offenses carry a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in prison.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Marissa Police Department.