Illinois man Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine
Contact: Susan Lehr, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Chief, 402-661-3700
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Willie Curry , 44, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced on October 18, 2011, to 60 months in prison by United States District Judge Richard G. Kopf, for possession with the intent to deliver approximately two kilograms of cocaine. In addition to his prison term, Curry will serve five years of supervised release following his release from prison.
Curry pled guilty in July of 2011, to one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. On October 27, 2010, a Nebraska State Patrol Trooper stopped Curry for displaying improper plates. Curry agreed to allow the trooper to search the minivan he was driving. During the search, troopers discovered a hidden compartment in the vehicleМs dash. Further investigation led to the discovery of two packages which each contained approximately one kilo of cocaine. Curry later stated that he had the compartment installed into his vehicle so he could transport drugs without being discovered.
This case was investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).