Centralia Woman Indicted On Four Counts

(SALEM, IL) — Authorities have released the four-count federal indictment on a 58-year-old Centralia woman arrested last month in a warrant sweep stemming from an 8-month investigation into drug trafficking in the community. Count 1 against Anthonette “Big Mama” Strowder charges that between January 2016 and June 15, 2017, in Marion County, Strowder conspired with others to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, or 500 or more grams of a mixture containing meth. County charges that on or about June 15, 2017, in Marion County, Strowder possessed with the intent to distribute 5-grams or more of meth, or 50 grams or more of a mixture containing meth. Count 3 charges on June 13, 2017, Strowder distributed meth, and Count 4 she distributed on June 14, 2017, she again distributed meth. Strowder was initially taken into custody in Marion County June 15, when Marion County Sheriff’s deputies and Centralia Police officers responded to Strowder’s McKee Street home to serve warrants on Strowder and Roosevelt “Phil” Cooper-McGee on county charges related to the sales of meth. The investigation that led to their arrests and 13 others was a joint effort conducted by the Centralia Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.