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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS

STEPHEN R. WIGGINTON UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

Nine Executive Drive, Fairview Heights, Illinois 62208 402 West Main Street, Benton, Illinois 62812

For Immediate Release Public Information Officer December 17, 2010 FAUSA Randy G. Massey (618) 628-3700

A BOND COUNTY MAN AND FAYETTE COUNTY WOMAN SENTENCED FOR ROLE IN COCAINE CONSPIRACY

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on December 16, 2010, JIMMIE DAVIS, age 28, formerly of 812 Parent Street, Greenville, Illinois, and CASEY KISTLER, age 29, of Vandalia, Illinois, were sentenced in the United States District Court, East St. Louis, Illinois, following their previously entered guilty pleas to a Superseding Indictment charging them with Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base in the form commonly known as “Crack,” in violation of Title21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(A) and 846. JIMMIE DAVIS was also sentenced for Distribution of Cocaine Base in the form commonly known as “Crack” (6 counts) and for Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

JIMMIE DAVIS was sentenced to 292 months’ imprisonment on the Conspiracycount and each of the Distribution counts, and 120 months’ imprisonment on the Felon in Possession count, all sentences to run concurrently. He was further sentenced to 10 years’ supervised release to follow imprisonment and ordered to pay an $800 fine and an $800 special assessment. Additionally, he was ordered to forfeit the firearm.

CASEY KISTLER was sentenced to 164 months’ imprisonment and 5 years’ supervised release.

She was ordered to pay a $875 fine and a $100 special assessment.

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.

This investigation was conducted by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration, 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 and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The investigation was conducted as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods DRAGUN Team 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.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kit Morrissey.

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