News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 16, 2009
Contact: Thomas E. Murphy
(314) 538-4660

Alton Illinois Man Sentenced for Role in Cocaine and Marijuana Conspiracy

JAN 16 -- (EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on January 12, 2009, Odis ROBINSON, age 28, of Alton, Illinois, was sentenced to 108 months’ imprisonment, 5 years of supervised release, ordered to pay a mandatory special assessment of $100, and $750 fine in United States District Court.

ROBINSON had previously pled guilty to the charge of conspiracy to possess intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana on October 7, 2008. The conviction arose from ROBINSON distributing approximately 19 kilograms of cocaine and 475 kilograms of marijuana between January 2004 and June 2005.

Investigation in support of the prosecution was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.