SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – A Marion man has been charged by indictment in federal court with unlawful distribution of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
According to court records, the two-count indictment alleges that 39-year-old Randall L. Walker, who is also known as “Pork Chop” and “Chop,” committed the offenses last month in Williamson County.
Walker, 39, made his initial appearance in federal court Thursday and pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was ordered held without bond pending a jury trial on Feb. 11.
The drug offense carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $1 million fine. If convicted, Walker also faces up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000 on the firearm offense.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Marion Police Department. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Williamson County State’s Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.