Alton Man Sentenced for Distributing "Crack" Cocaine
Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that Doyltess L. Foster, 32, of Alton was sentenced on November 21, 2011, in Federal District Court in East St. Louis, to 72 months (6 years) imprisonment for Distribution of Cocaine Base.
Foster had pled guilty to the offense on August 4, 2011. According to evidence presented at his change-of-plea hearing, Foster sold “crack” cocaine to an undercover police operative at a motel in Alton on January 8, 2011. Foster was on state parole for a previous felony conviction on the date the cocaine sale occurred.
The investigation that resulted in Foster’s conviction was conducted by the Alton Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Garrison.