Two Marion residents indicted on federal heroin, cocaine charges

BENTON — Two Marion residents have been indicted in federal court on heroin-related charges in a four-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Benton.

According to Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, 43-year-old Anita L. Argento, a/k/a Anita L. Warren and 26-year-old Travis L. Boley, were indicted on charges that from on or about August 2014, until on or about May 11, 2015, in Williamson County, Argento and Boley did knowingly conspire and agree with others, known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to knowingly and intentionally distribute 100 grams of more of heroin.

Count 2 charges that on May 11, 2015, in Williamson County, Illinois, Argento knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute heroin.

Count 3 charges that on May 11, 2015, in Williamson County, Illinois, Argento knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute twenty-eight grams or more of cocaine base, in the form commonly called “crack cocaine.”

Count 4 charges that on May 11, 2015, in Williamson County, Illinois, Boley knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute heroin.

Argento faces up to between 5-40 years in prison with fines as much as $5 million and a supervised release term of at least 3 years on each of his 3 counts.

With respect to Count 1, Argento and Boley face 5-40 years in federal prison, up to a $5 million fine, and supervised release of not less than 4 years. Boley faces as much as 40 years in prison, as much as $5 million fine and supervised release term of not less than 4 years on each of his two counts.