Carbondale Men Charged With Crack Cocaine Conspiracy


By WSIL Manager

WSIL -- Two Carbondale men have been indicted on federal drug charges.

Johnathan T. Buck, also known as "Buffalo," 40, and Maurice L. Christian, also known as "Reece," 26, were each charged in May with conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine.

Prosecutors say the crimes occurred between 2013 and March 2014 in Jackson County.

Buck is being held without bond pending his July 28 jury trial. Christian is scheduled to make his first appearance on June 12.

Each faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $1 million.

The Southern Illinois Enforcement Group, Carbondale Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration continue to investigate.

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