East St. Louis Woman Sentenced For Cocaine Distribution
The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced that Lucille G. Brim, 42, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced today in federal district court to 57 months in prison for Possession With Intent to Distribute Cocaine.
Brim pled guilty to the federal charge on March 18, 2013. She has been confined in federal custody since her arrest on December 12, 2012.
At her change of plea hearing last March, Brim admitted possessing six ounces of cocaine when her car was stopped by Metropolitan Enforcement Group Southwestern Illinois (MEGSI) officers in East St. Louis on November 29, 2011. Brim also admitted that the cocaine which she possessed had been intended for sale.
Brim’s new sentence will be served concurrently with an unrelated 30 month sentence which Brim received in United States District Court on August 31, 2012. In the earlier federal case, Brim was sentenced for Distribution of Crack Cocaine and for Maintaining Drug-Involved Premises. After Brim completes her federal prison sentences, she will be required to complete a three year term of supervised release.
The investigation that resulted in Brim’s arrest and conviction was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, MEGSI, the Illinois State Police, and the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Garrison.