MADISON MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO CRACK COCAINE CONSPIRACY
On June 24, 2011, Christopher Dixon, a thirty-two year old Madison, Ill.-, man pled guilty to one count of Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with the Intent to Distribute 50 grams or more of Crack Cocaine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Sentencing is set for October 21, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., at which time Dixon will face penalties of 10 years’ to life imprisonment; a fine of up to $4 million, 5 years’ mandatory supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.
Christopher Dixon was indicted along with four other individuals and charged with being a member of crack cocaine distribution organization in Madison, Ill.-. In 2010, Dixon allowed crack cocaine to be sold out of his residence in exchange for cash. Dixon also distributed crack cocaine in Madison, Ill.-, between 2009 and 2010.
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. 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 is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak for prosecution.