Southern Illinois residents charged with federal meth crimes

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS — Two Southern Illinois residents have been charged in federal court with multiple meth-related offenses.

According to U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, 27-year-old Kiristien M. Joyner, of Carbondale, and 58-year-old Marshall W. Duty,58, of Dongola, were indicted on November 8, 2016, in a three-count superseding indictment charging methamphetamine violations.

Joyner and Duty are each charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Joyner and Duty are each also charged with one count of unlawful distribution of methamphetamine.

The indictment alleges the offenses occurred between 2013 and October 3, 2016, in Union, Jackson and Williamson Counties. Joyner made her initial appearance in federal court on November 10, 2016. At a November 15, 2015, detention hearing, she was ordered held without bond pending a January 9, 2017, jury trial. Duty previously made his appearance in federal court.

The meth offenses are punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison, if convicted, and a fine of up to $1 million.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group and Drug Enforcement Administration. The Williamson County State’s Attorney’s Office and Illinois National Guard also assisted in the investigation.