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Chicago Man Sentenced for Distribution of Heroin

September 28, 2012

Bernardo L. Casey, a 32-year old Chicago, Illinois, man was sentenced in United States District Court on September 27, 2012, to 2 years and 9 months (33 months) in federal prison for “Distribution of Heroin,” the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Sixteen months of that sentence will be served consecutively to a 51-month federal sentence Casey received for “Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin” in St. Louis, Missouri.

Casey pled guilty on June 21, 2012, in United States District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois. He admitted distributing heroin in East St. Louis, Illinois, on July 13, 2011.

Following release from prison, Casey will serve a 3-year term of supervised release. Casey was also ordered to pay a $300 fine and a $100 special assessment.

The investigation which resulted in Casey’s arrest and conviction was conducted by the Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois, the Illinois State Police, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Garrison.



















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