News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2009
Contact: Thomas E. Murphy
(314) 538-4660

St. Louis Man and Woman Convicted on Conspiracy to Distribute and Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine and Crack Cocaine

JUL 07 -- (EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on July 2, 2009, a federal jury in East St. Louis, Illinois, convicted Gregory HOGAN , age 34, and Jennifer WILKINS , age 28, both of St. Louis, Missouri, of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and powder cocaine.

Evidence presented at trial proved that HOGAN and WILKINS were members of an organization which was responsible for transporting multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine into the region and distributing it to customers in the St. Louis region, including customers in the Metro-East. A portion of the cocaine was converted and distributed in the form of crack cocaine.

Both WILKINS and HOGAN face sentences of 10 years to life imprisonment; a fine of up to $4 million, and at least 5 years mandatory supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as part of their participation in the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Daniel T. Kapsak and Andrew Simonson.