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September 9, 2011

A Worden, IL, man was sentenced on September 8, 2011, in United States District Court in East St. Louis, IL, on a one-count Indictment charging him with Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Willie Brown, 34, was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment, 3 years’ supervised release, was fined $625, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. Brown, who had previously pled guilty to the one-count indictment, admitted that he had purchased the crack cocaine for $200 and planned to double his money by selling it. The offense took place on June 11, 2010, in Madison County, IL.

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 with assistance from the Granite City Police Department. 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 prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.



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