Granite City Woman Sentenced for Her Part in Cocaine Conspiracy
Rodena Warren, 45, from Granite City, IL, was sentenced on January 5, 2012, in District Court in East St. Louis, IL, on one count of Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with the Intent to Distribute Cocaine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.
Warren was sentenced to 37 months in prison, 3 years of supervised release, fined $100, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. Warren, who had previously pled guilty, admitted that she became a member of a conspiracy to distribute cocaine in the Brooklyn, IL area. Warren agreed to transport cocaine from Dallas, TX, to co-conspirators in the Brooklyn, IL area on at least two occasions. Warren was paid cash in exchange for the transportation of cocaine.
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 prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.