URBANA, Ill. – An East Central Illinois woman made her initial appearance in federal court today after she was charged by criminal complaint for alleged possession of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Angela Faith Brown, 41, last known address Mansfield, Ill., was arrested on June 23, 2020, in Ashmore, Ill, a rural Coles County community.
At today’s hearing, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Eric I. Long, Brown was ordered to remain detained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending a detention hearing scheduled on June 29.
The complaint and supporting affidavit allege that Brown possessed more than 50 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute on June 23, 2020, when she was arrested near Ashmore, Ill., in Coles County.
If convicted, the statutory penalty for the offense is 10 years to life in prison.
The charge is the result of an investigation by the FBI Southern Illinois Transnational Organized Crime Task Force; the Coles County Sheriff’s Office; and the Charleston Police Department, with assistance from the Office of Coles County State’s Attorney Jesse Danley. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan Finlen represents the government in the case prosecution.
Members of the public are reminded that a complaint is merely an accusation; each defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.