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Five southern IL residents facing crack cocaine charges

ILLINOIS (KFVS) -

Five southern Illinois residents were formally charged for allegedly conspiring to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine.

On Sept. 8, 2015, Kennon "Keeno" Farr, 32, Roderick "Big Bama" McClain, 30, Jeffery "Fatz" Cain, 35, all of Carbondale, Tommy "G" Langston, 35, of Herrin, and Tammy Whitton, 45, of Mt. Vernon, were indicted.

The offense stems from an alleged incident that occurred between October 2014 and July 2015, in Williamson and Jackson Counties. 

Farr and McClain made their initial appearances in federal court in Benton on Sept. 17, 2015.

They are currently being held without bond pending a Sept. 22, 2015 detention hearing.

Cain, Langston and Whitton are being held without bond pending a Nov. 14, 2015, jury trial.

If convicted, the crack coain offense carries a penalty of minimum of 5 years to maximum of 40 years in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years' supervised release, and a $5,000,000 fine.

The incident is currently under investigation by the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, and the Carbondale Police Department.

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