GLEN CARBON MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO CRACK COCAINE DISTRIBUTION CHARGE
On June 24, 2011, Emanuel Jenkins, a twenty-five year old Glen Carbon, IL, man pled guilty to one count of Possession with the Intent to Distribute 5 grams or more of cocaine base (crack), the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Sentencing is set for October 7, 2011, in East St. Louis, at which time Jenkins will face penalties of 5 to 40 years’ imprisonment; a fine of up to $2 million, 4 years’ mandatory supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.
As revealed at the plea, on March 13, 2010, Granite City Police Officers attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Emanuel Jenkins in Granite City for his failure to stop at a red light. When Jenkins pulled his vehicle to a curb nearby, a Granite City police officer exited his vehicle to speak with him. As the officer drew closer to his vehicle, Jenkins sped off in an attempt to elude the Granite City Police. These officers then began pursuit of Jenkins again and followed him into Madison, Illinois. Shortly thereafter, Jenkins stopped his vehicle again and fled on foot. After a short chase, Granite City police officers apprehended Jenkins. Jenkins was then searched incident to arrest. Recovered from Jenkins left front pocket, was a plastic bag containing approximately 27 grams of crack cocaine. Recovered from another pocket was $1,137. Following this arrest and seizure, Jenkins signed a Miranda waiver and agreed to speak with Granite City police. During this interview, Jenkins admitted to fleeing police because he possessed crack cocaine and his driver’s license was suspended. Jenkins further admitted that he had purchased the crack cocaine with the intention to resell it for profit.
The investigation was conducted by the Granite City Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
This case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak for prosecution.