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Madison Man Sentenced in Crack Cocaine Conspiracy

April 13, 2012

Desi Poindexter, 50, from Brooklyn, Ill., was sentenced on April 13, 2012, in District Court in East St. Louis, on one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Poindexter was sentenced to 121 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, fined $500 and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. Poindexter, who had previously pled guilty, admitted that between 2008, and 2010, he assisted a co-defendant’s cocaine base operation in Madison, Illinois, by distributing quantities of cocaine base to various customers, collecting drug proceeds, and storing cocaine base and drug proceeds at his place of residence. In total, Poindexter assisted his co-defendant with the distribution of at least 650 grams of cocaine base between 2008 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 was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.














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