Two Marion Residents Indicted On Heroin/Cocaine Charges

(BENTON, IL) — Anita L. Argento, a/k/a Anita L. Warren, 43, and Travis L. Boley, 26, both of Marion, Illinois, were indicted on June 2, 2015, on heroin related charges in a four count Indictment returned by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Benton, Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced Monday. Count 1 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 $5,000,000 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 $5,000,000 fine, and supervised release of not less than 4 years. Boley faces as much as 40 years in prison, as much as $5,000,000 fine, and supervised release term of not less than 4 years on each of his two counts. An Indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge until proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a jury. The investigation in this case was conducted by the Illinois State Police, the Marion, Illinois Police Department, and the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office. The Williamson County State’s Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation of this case. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.