East St. Louis Man Indicted on Crack Cocaine Offense
Anthony Montez Taylor, 44, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury on March 20, 2012, and charged with one count of Possession With the Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. If convicted, Taylor faces a minimum sentence of five years to a maximum of forty years in prison, a fine of up to $5,000,000, at least four years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.
Taylor was previously charged with the same offense by Criminal Complaint on March 6, 2012. He appeared in United States District Court on March 7, 2012, and was ordered detained without bond pending trial.
All Defendants are presumed to be innocent of all charges in an indictment and are entitled to a fair trial at which the Government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Evidence in support of the indictment was obtained in an investigation by the Fairmont City Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Randy G. Massey for prosecution.