News Release
March 10, 2010
Contact: Thomas E. Murphy
Number: (314)538-4660

Dowell Man Indicted on Drug Charge

MAR 10 - (BENTON, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that on March 3, 2010, BRANDON R. LOWE, age 21, of Dowell, was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Benton, Illinois, in a one-count indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, specifically 4-Bromo-2,5-Dimethoxyphenethylamine, in the form commonly called “2C-B.” The violation is alleged to have taken place on August 6, 2009, in Jackson County.

The offense carries a possible penalty of up to 20 years’ imprisonment, a fine of up to
$1,000,000.00 and a term of 3 years’ supervised release. LOWE made his initial appearance in federal court on March 9, 2010. He was released on bond pending his jury trial, which is currently scheduled for May 18, 2010.

The investigation was conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Postal
Inspection Service, Customs and Border Protection, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Perry County Sheriff’s Office, and Drug Enforcement Administration. In addition, the Jackson County States Attorney’s Office assisted during the investigation.

The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for