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Cahokia Man Sentenced for Cocaine Offense

November 21, 2011

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that Marlon Mason, 43, of Cahokia, has been sentenced in United States District Court in East St. Louis, to 37 months in prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Mixture or Substance Containing Cocaine.

Mason had pled guilty to the charge on August 5, 2011. According to documents produced at the time he entered his guilty plea, Mason admitted to purchasing 1.5 kilograms of cocaine with the intent to sell it for profit.

In addition to the 37 month sentence, Mason was also sentenced to 2 years of supervised release, a fine of $300 and a special assessment of $100.

The investigation which resulted in Mason’s conviction was conducted by the Cahokia Police Department and by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.















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