News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2010
Contact: Robert J. Hanson
Number: (314) 538-4670

Greenville Man Pleads Guilty to Crack Cocaine Offenses


SEP 15 -- (EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) - Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that on September 14, 2010, JIMMIE DAVIS , age 28, formerly of Greenville, Illinois, pled guilty in the United States District Court, East St. Louis, Illinois, to an eight (8) count Superseding Indictment for offenses involving Crack Cocaine and a weapons related offense.

The Indictment charges DAVIS with Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine (Count 1), six counts of Distribution of Crack Cocaine (Counts 2-7), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Previously Convicted Felon (Count 8). Count 1 carries a penalty of not less than 20 years’ up to a maximum of life imprisonment, an $8 million fine, and not less than 10 years’ supervised release. Each of Counts 2 - 7 carries a maximum sentence of up to 30 years’ imprisonment, a $2 million fine, and up to 6 years’ supervised release. Count 8 carries a potential maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and not more than 3 years supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

The violations took place between January 2009 and March 11, 2010, in Bond, Fayette and St.

Clair Counties, Illinois. Sentencing is currently scheduled for December 17, 2010.

This investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and was conducted in cooperation with the Fayette County State’s

Attorney’s Office. Also assisting in the investigation was the Bond County Sheriff’s Office and the Greenville Police Department. The investigation was conducted as part of the Project Safe

Neighborhoods Initiative, a cooperative effort of local, state and federal law enforcement, and state and federal prosecuting authorities, aimed at ridding communities of illegal drugs and guns.