Madison Man Sentenced for His Part in Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine
Wilson Howard, 44, from Madison, IL, was sentenced on December 20, 2011 in District Court in East St. Louis, IL, on one count of Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with the Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.
Howard was sentenced to 120 months in prison, 5 years of supervised release, fined $750, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. Howard who had previously pled guilty, admitted that he had allowed a co-conspirator to sell crack cocaine from Howard’s residence to third party customers. In exchange for this agreement, Howard received crack cocaine from the co-conspirator as payment for the use of his residence.
The investigation was conducted under the auspices of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), with the Drug Enforcement Administration as the lead agency and the assistance of the Caseyville, IL Police Department.. The OCDETF initiative is designed to bring federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and resources together to identify, target and dismantle large national and international drug trafficking organizations.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.