Marion Man Facing Federal Meth Delivery Charges

Marion Man Facing Federal Meth Delivery Charges

BENTON — A Marion man has been charged by indictment with two counts of unlawful delivery of methamphetamine.

U.S. Attorney Steven Weinhoeft announced Monday that the federal indictment alleges that 30-year-old Jacob R. Diefenbach committed the offenses on Dec. 12, 2018 and Feb. 4, 2019 in Williamson County.

Earlier this month, Diefenbach made his initial appearance in federal court and pleaded not guilty to the charges. He is being held without bond pending a jury trial on May 13.

The drug offenses carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $1 million fine.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Marion Police Department. The Williamson County State’s Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation.