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East St. Louis Man Convicted of Drug Offenses

April 27, 2012

On April 27, 2012, after a six day jury trial, Richon Sayles, a 31 year old East St. Louis man, was found guilty in federal district court of distribution of cocaine base and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton announced today. Sayles is scheduled to be sentenced on July 30, 2012, at which time he faces a maximum potential sentence of up to thirty years’ in prison, a fine of up to $1,000,000, a minimum of five years of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment of $100 on each charge.

The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Agency in cooperation with the Illinois State Police and the Fairview Heights Police Department and was assisted by the Illinois State Police Crime Lab.

This case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Thomas M. McGrath and Assistant United States Attorney Donald S. Boyce.

















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