News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2010
Contact: Thomas E. Murphy
Number: (314)538-4660

Carbondale, Illinois Men Sentenced for Distributing Crack Cocaine

JAN 11 -- (EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on January 11, 2010, Steven A. WOOLEY, age 23, and Davon V. BELL, age 22, both of Carbondale, Illinois, were sentenced in United States District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois. WOOLEY and BELL, who had previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging them with conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, were each sentenced to 120 months imprisonment, 5 years supervised release, and were fined $400.

The violation took place between August 2006 and August 2008, in Jackson County. Three co-defendants have pled guilty to their role in the crack cocaine conspiracy and are awaiting sentencing. Three co-defendants have pled not guilty and are currently awaiting jury trial.

The investigation was conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, Illinois State Police, Southern Illinois Enforcement Group, Carbondale Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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