Two Mt. Vernon Men Indicted Friday on Meth Charges in Southern District

Two Mt. Vernon Men Indicted Friday on Meth Charges in Southern District

MT. VERNON – Two Mt. Vernon residents were indicted Friday for methamphetamine-related offenses. Malcolm Brooks, 36, and Garry V. Gilliams, 40, were named in a seven-count indictment where the two men conspired to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine within the Southern District of Illinois between December 2018 and April 2019.

The two men were also accused of distributing five grams or more of methamphetamine on multiple occasions. Gilliams has been charged separately with distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine on two dates in December 2018. The indictment further alleges that on April 21, 2019, Brooks possessed with intent to distribute five grams or more.

If convicted of the conspiracy charge, Brooks and Gilliam will each face 10 years to life imprisonment, a fine of up to $10 million, and at least 5 years of supervised release. The same limits of punishment apply to Gilliams’ alleged methamphetamine distributions last December. All other charges carry a statutory penalty of 5-40 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $5 million, and supervised release of not less than 4 years.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Mt. Vernon Police Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Illinois State Police, the United States Marshal Service, the Marion Police Department, and the FBI.