CAHOKIA MAN SENTENCED FOR DRUG AND GUN VIOLATIONS
A Cahokia man, DeLawrence O. Foggy, 43, was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison on June 24, 2011, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Foggy, who had earlier pled guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and to Possession with Intent to Distribute Marihuana, received a 46-month sentence for each count, to run concurrently with each other. Foggy was also sentenced to 2 years of supervised release, to follow his release from imprisonment. Foggy was also fined $400, and was ordered to pay a $200 special assessment. The firearm in the case is subject to an order of forfeiture. Foggy pled guilty to the charges on March 11, 2011, and has been in custody since his arraignment on January 13, 2011.
Documents filed in connection with the plea stated that Foggy sold 1/4 pound of marihuana in each of two controlled buys on January 28, 2010, and February 11, 2010. Subsequently, on February 16, 2010, law enforcement agents executed search warrants on Foggy’s vehicle and on the home where Foggy stayed. During the searches, agents recovered a 9 mm. Ruger semi-automatic pistol, loaded with 16 rounds of ammunition, and an additional pound of marijuana, some of which was packaged in small plastic baggies for distribution. These documents also stated that Foggy was previously convicted in 2003 for Conspiracy to Attempt to Possess, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine in Excess of 500 grams; Foggy was released from prison on that charge on September 5, 2008, and was serving a term of supervised release when he committed the instant offense.
The case was investigated by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen B. Clark.