MISSOURI MAN SENTENCED FOR PART IN CRACK COCAINE CONSPIRACY
Corey King, 35, from Crestwood, MO, was sentenced on October 28, 2011 in District 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.
King was sentenced to 120 months in prison, 5 years of supervised release, fined $150, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. King who had previously pled guilty, admitted that between 2009, and 2010, he purchased at least 7 grams of cocaine base, in the form of “crack,” twice per week from a co-conspirator, totaling at least 728 grams of cocaine base. King also admitted that he sold the crack cocaine that he purchased from his co-conspirator to his own customers for profit.
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.