News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 2, 2008
Contact: Thomas E. Murphy
(314) 538-4660

St. Louis Woman Pleads Guilty to Cocaine and Crack Cocaine Violations

SEP 2 -- (EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that on August 22, 2008, PAMELA STEVENSON, age 29, of St. Louis, Missouri, pled guilty in the United States District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois, to possession with intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute cocaine and cocaine base in the form of crack cocaine.

At STEVENSON’S plea hearing, she admitted that between 2006 and 2007 she was involved with various individuals in a conspiracy to obtain and sell cocaine base and cocaine in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. STEVENSON also acted as a courier, transporting multiple kilogram quantities of cocaine on at least two occasions for a total of approximately six kilograms.

Sentencing is set for November 24, 2008. STEVENSON faces penalties of 10 years to life in prison, followed by a term of supervised release of at least 5 years, and a fine of not more than $4 million.

Investigation in support of the prosecution was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and has thus far led to the indictment of nine individuals. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.