Marion Man Charged With Drug and Gun Offenses

Marion Man Charged With Drug and Gun Offenses

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – A Marion man has been charged by indictment with unlawful delivery of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

U.S. Attorney Steven Weinhoeft announced Tuesday that the four-count indictment against 28-year-old Jonathan P.W. Garrison alleges that the offenses happened between Nov. 13 and Dec. 19, 2018 in Franklin and Williamson counties.

Garrison made his initial appearance in federal court earlier this week and pleaded not guilty to the charges.  He was ordered held without bond pending a jury trial on April 8, 2019.

The drug offenses carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $1 million. The firearm offenses carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Marion Police Department, the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force, the West Frankfort Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The Williamson County State’s Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.