Alorton Man Pleads Guilty To “Crack” Cocaine Distribution
On November 14, 2013, Dione J. Joyce, a thirty-one year old Alorton, Illinois, man pled guilty in federal district court, in East St. Louis, to distribution of cocaine base, in the form commonly known as “crack” cocaine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Joyce is scheduled for sentencing on March 7, 2014, at which time he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000, not more than 3 years of supervised release after his prison term, and a mandatory special assessment of $100.
Facts presented in court revealed that Joyce sold over 100 grams total of cocaine base in the form of “crack” on April 26, 2013, May 1, 2013, and May 22, 2013, to a confidential informant in East St. Louis, Illinois, at the direction and arrangement of ATF agents.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and is prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.