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      Accused McDonough County heroin dealers head to court

      Robin Myers, 50

      Two Mc Donough County residents charged with distributing heroin appeared in Federal Court in Peoria Thursday.

      Michael C. Russell, 33, and Robin L. Myers, 50, had their pre-trial hearings continued until November 15.

      Their jury trial date has been scheduled for December 1.

      Both were the focus of an investigation into a heroin distribution ring in McDonough County and were arrested on May 15 of this year.

      Both pleaded not guilty on July 10.

      If convicted, each could face between fifteen years to life in prison.