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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 November 22, 2010
  Public Information Officer FAUSA Randy G. M assey (618) 628-3700
  BELLEVILLE MAN SENTENCED FOR MAINTAINING A DRUG HOUSE  

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on November 18, 2010, ANTON D. HUGHES, age 35, of Belleville, Illinois, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis, to 57 months’ imprisonment, 3 years’ supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a fine of $500. HUGHES had previously pled guilty on July 15, 2010, to Maintaining a Drug House.

According to the stipulation of facts filed with the Court at the time of the plea, police went to a residence on North 43 rd Street in East St. Louis in December 2009, and discovered evidence that narcotics were being sold from the residence. HUGHES subsequently admitted that he owned the house and regularly sold crack cocaine from that location.

The case was investigated by agents of FBI and MEGSI. The case was prosecuted by Assistant

U.S. Attorneys Kelly Lake and Nicole Gorovsky.

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