A Franklin County man has been indicted on nine meth-related offenses.

According to a news release from United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Donald S. Boyce’s office Wednesday, Carl L. Darnell was charged on a nine-count indictment with possessing pseudoephedrine pills intending that they be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

Darnell was arrested Nov. 30, according to an online portal for court records.

According to the release, if convicted, Darnell faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine on each count.

Darnell has appeared in court, where he was ordered to be held without bond.

The release said the investigation into Darnell’s case was conducted by the Illinois State Police, Southern Illinois Drug Task Force, the Sesser Police Department, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the Energy Police Department, the West Frankfort Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

— The Southern

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