News Release
June 4, 2009
Contact: Thomas E. Murphy
(314) 538-4660

Carbondale Illinois Man Detained for Conspiracy to Distribute Crack Cocaine

JUN 4 -- (BENTON, IL )- A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that on February 3, 2009, Clifford David LIDDELL, JR., a/k/a “Woop ,” age 23, of Carbondale, Illinois, was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Benton, Illinois, in a one-count superseding indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. The violation took place between August 2006 and August 2008, in Jackson and Williamson Counties.

LIDDELL made his initial appearance in federal court on June 2, 2009. At a June 4, 2009, hearing, LIDDELL was ordered held without bond. The offense carries a penalty of 10 years’ to life imprisonment, a fine of up to $4,000,000, and a term of 5 years’ supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, Illinois State Police, Southern Illinois Enforcement Group, Carbondale Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Amanda R. Robertson.