Chicago Man Sentenced For Role In Large Cocaine Distribution Organization
A man who was indicted along with twenty-five other individuals and charged with being
a member of a large cocaine distribution organization (responsible for distributing well in excess of
150 kilograms of cocaine), was sentenced in Federal Court in East St. Louis on June 27, 2012, the
United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.
Salvador Guadalupe Navarro, 32, of Chicago, Illinois, who had entered a plea of guilty on February
28, 2012, to Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with the Intent to Distribute Cocaine, was
sentenced to a term of 262 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release.
Navarro was also ordered to pay a fine of $300 and a special assessment of $100.
All of the co-conspirators have now entered pleas of guilty in this case. Two remain to be
sentenced. The others have been sentenced to prison for terms ranging from 21 months to 521
Evidence in support of the indictment was obtained in an investigation which was conducted under the auspices of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). 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. Participating agencies include the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Homeland Security Investigations (ICE HSI), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), U.S. Marshal Service, the Granite City Police Department, Fairmont City Police Department, Collinsville Police Department, Fairview Heights Police Department, Caseyville Police Department, Pontoon Beach Police Department, Park Hills (Missouri) Police Department, the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, and the Illinois State Police.
This case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Randy G. Massey.