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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 NOVEMBER 15, 2010 FAUSA Randy G. Massey (618) 628-3700

 

THREE CENTRALIA MEN SENTENCED ON CRACK COCAINE AND HEROIN CHARGES

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on November 15, 2010, KAI A. REEVES, age 23, CARLOS L. SCOTT, JR., age 20, and RICKY J. NORWOOD, JR., age 19, all of Centralia, Illinois, were sentenced in United States District Court in Benton, Illinois.

REEVES was sentenced to 121months imprisonment, 5 years of supervised release, and was fined $500.

SCOTT was sentenced to 57months imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release, and was fined $300.

NORWOOD was sentenced to 57months imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release, and was fined $100.

All three defendants had previously pleaded guilty to various counts in a federal indictment charging them with conspiracy to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, crack cocaine.

In addition, REEVES pled guiltyto conspiracyto distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, heroin; two counts of distribution of crack cocaine; and one count of distribution of heroin.

NORWOOD also pled guilty to two counts of distribution of crack cocaine, and one count of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

SCOTT pled guilty to two counts of distribution of crack cocaine.

The investigation was conducted by the Centralia Police Department, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, the Joint Narcotics Unit of the Mt. Vernon Police Department and the Jefferson CountySheriff’s Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Illinois StatePolice, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Marion County State’s Attorney’s Office, the United States Secret Service, the United States Marshal Service, and other law enforcement agencies pursuant to their participation in the Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative. Project Safe Neighborhoods is a joint and cooperative effort of the United States Attorney’s Office, and federal, state and local law enforcement agencies directed at removing guns and drugs from our communities.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.

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