Granite City Man Sentenced for Cocaine Conspiracy
Demario Rogers, 33, from Granite City, IL, was sentenced on April 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, and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.
Rogers was sentenced to 120 months in prison, 5 years of supervised release, fined $200 and ordered to pay a $200 special assessment. Rogers, who had previously pled guilty, admitted that between 2008, and 2010, he purchased cocaine from his co-conspirators Jason Wiley and Dwayne Wiley. In total, Rogers distributed in excess of 9 kilograms of cocaine to various customers in and around Madison County, IL between 2008 and 2010.
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 was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.