|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||January 24, 2014|
Rockford Man Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison on Drug Charges
ROCKFORD — A Rockford, Ill. man was sentenced today in federal court before U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Kapala as the last of seven defendants to be sentenced on related drug trafficking charges. ANGELO TURNER, 30, was sentenced to 57 months in prison without parole, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine. Turner pleaded guilty to the charge on Oct. 25, 2013, admitting that as early as May 2012 through Dec. 20, 2012, he conspired with others to distribute cocaine in the Rockford area.
Also charged were Angelo Turner’s brother, JOHN TURNER, 32, and MARQUICE FIELDS, 28, both of Rockford. John Turner pleaded guilty to the conspiracy and was sentenced on Oct. 24, 2013, to 51 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years’ supervised release. Fields pleaded guilty to using a mobile telephone to facilitate the drug conspiracy and was sentenced on Jan. 13, 2014, to 3 years’ probation.
In a related case, NICHOLAS CLARK, 32, RICHARD CLARK, 40, STEVEN KEENAN, 26, and RICHARD RILL, 48, all of Rockford, were charged and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine from early 2012 through December 2012. Nicholas Clark was sentenced on Aug. 14, 2013, to 120 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by 8 years’ supervised release. Richard Clark was sentenced on Nov. 14, 2013, to 60 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by 4 years’ supervised release. Keenan was sentenced on Sept. 10, 2013, to 60 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by 4 years’ supervised release. Rill was sentenced on Aug. 14, 2013, to 60 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by 5 years’ supervised release. None of the defendants will be eligible for parole.
The sentencing was announced by Zachary T. Fardon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Robert J. Holley, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Office of Federal Bureau of Investigation; Carl J. Vasilko, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives; Richard Meyers, Winnebago County Sheriff; and Chet Epperson, Chief of the Rockford Police Department.
The government was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott R. Paccagnini.
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