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East St. Louis Man Sentenced For Drug Offenses

July 30, 2012

An East St. Louis man, convicted of distribution of cocaine base and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, was sentenced to over 8 years in federal prison on July 30, 2012, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Richon Sayles, 31, of East St. Louis, IL, received a 97 month sentence for distribution of cocaine base and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base. Sayles was convicted of those offenses on April 27, 2012, after a six day jury trial. Following release from prison, Sayles will serve a 6 year term of supervised release. Sayles was also fined $500 and ordered to pay a $200 special assessment. Sayles has been in custody since his arraignment on October 14, 2011.

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

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

















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