Missouri Man Sentenced for Use of Cell Phone in Aid of Controlled Substance Offense
Dominic Parks, from Olivette, MO, was sentenced on March 23, 2012, in District Court in East St. Louis, IL, on one count of using a telephone to facilitate the commission of an offense, to wit: distribution and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.
Dominic Parks (43), was sentenced to 30 months in prison, one year of supervised release, was fined $150 and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. Parks had previously pled guilty at which time he admitted that on August 15, 2010, he knowingly and intentionally used a telephone to contact a member of a drug trafficking conspiracy to arrange for the purchase of cocaine hydrochloride, which Parks intended to sell thereafter. The act occurred in Madison County, in 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 organizations.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.