East St. Louis Man Sentenced On Gun And Drug Charges
An East St. Louis, Illinois, man was sentenced to a prison term in federal district court for Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon on July 27, 2012, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.
Anthony R. Green, 34, was sentenced in federal district court in East St. Louis to 120 months imprisonment, 3 years supervised release, a $200 special assessment, and a fine of $500, following his plea of guilty, on April 27, 2012, to an Indictment charging him with Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. The charges relate to an incident that occurred on September 28, 2011, in East St. Louis, Illinois, when, after law enforcement agents received a tip that Green was selling crack cocaine, the officers went to Green=s home and interviewed Green. Green admitted that he had been selling crack cocaine for about 14 months. He also consented to a search of his house; the search netted about 11.7 grams of crack cocaine and a firearm. Green was previously convicted of Unlawful Possession of Cannabis on April 7, 2005, in Clinton County, Illinois. The firearm was stolen.
The case was investigated by members of the Illinois State Police and by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen B. Clark.