TWO DRUG SALES NET CENTRALIA MAN FEDERAL PRISON ON CRACK COCAINE CHARGES
A Centralia, Illinois, man, convicted of various crack cocaine charges, was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison on April 22, 2011, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.
Mario J. Roby, 24, of Centralia, Illinois, previously pleaded guilty to a two count Indictment returned by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Benton, Illinois. Count 1 charged that on June 18, 2009, Roby distributed crack cocaine. Count 2 charged that on June 19, 2009, Roby distributed 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 County Sheriff’s Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Illinois State Police, 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 is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.