MADISON MAN SENTENCED TO CRACK CONSPIRACY
Christopher Dixon, a/k/a Kristopher Dixon, age 32, of Madison, Illinois, was sentenced on October 21, 2011, in federal court in East St. Louis, IL, on 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.
Christopher Dixon was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release. He was also fined $100 and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. At the time of his guilty plea, Dixon admitted that in 2010, he allowed crack cocaine to be sold from his residence in exchange for cash. Dixon also admitted to distributing crack cocaine in Madison, 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 was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak for prosecution.