Texas Man Sentenced In Cocaine Conspiracy
Nikias Bradley, 38, from Lancaster, TX, was sentenced on July 30, 2012, in District Court
in East St. Louis, IL, on one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute
over five kilograms of cocaine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois,
Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.
Bradley was sentenced to 108 months in prison, five years of supervised release, fined $500
and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. Bradley, who had previously pled guilty, admitted
that between 2005, and 2010, he arranged for the transportation of kilogram quantities of cocaine
from Texas to co-conspirator Justin Wiley in Brooklyn, Illinois, typically providing it to another coconspirator
Stanley Bates at Bradley’s place of residence in Texas. Bates would then transport the
kilograms of cocaine to Wiley, hidden in spare tires of rental vehicles. Bradley distributed in excess
of five kilograms of cocaine to various customers within the Southern District of Illinois.
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
This was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.