News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2010
Contact: Robert J. Hanson
Number: (314)538-4670

Collinsville Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

FEB 24 - (EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on February 23, 2010, JULIO OSEGUERA, age 22, of Collinsville, Illinois, pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine. The violations took place between September 2007 and May 2009, in St. Clair County.

The potential penalties for the conspiracy charge are 10 year’s to life imprisonment, a fine of up
to $4 million, and at least 5 years’ mandatory supervised release. The distribution charge penalties are 5 to 40 years’ imprisonment; a fine of up to $2 million, and at lest 4 years’ mandatory supervised release.  OSEGUERA’s sentencing is set for June 2, 2010 in East St. Louis.

The investigation was conducted under the auspices of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement
Task Force. Participating agencies included the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Fairmont City Police Department.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ranley R. Killian