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Central District of Illinois

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Kankakee Man To Serve 20 Years In Federal Prison For Crack Cocaine Offense

Urbana, Ill. -- U.S. District Judge Michael P. McCuskey yesterday sentenced David L. Crisp, Jr., of Kankakee, Ill., to 240 months in the federal Bureau of Prisons for possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine. Crisp was also ordered to serve eight years of supervised release upon his release from prison.

Crisp, 35, faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years to life in prison based on two prior felony drug convictions. In 1999, Crisp was convicted in Kankakee County Circuit Court for unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a church and was sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. In 2003, Crisp was sentenced to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after being convicted of manufacture/delivery of 1-15 grams of cocaine.

Crisp was indicted by a federal grand jury in September 2013, and pled guilty on Jan. 9, 2014, to knowingly possessing 28 grams or more of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute it. 

Crisp was arrested by agents of the Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group (KAMEG) on Aug. 23, 2013, after a search warrant was executed at Crisp’s residence in the 1100 block of S. East Avenue in Kankakee. KAMEG agents recovered 41.1 grams of crack cocaine which was packed and intended for further distribution. 

The charges resulted from an investigation conducted by the Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group (KAMEG) and the Illinois State Police, with assistance from the Kankakee County State’s Attorney's Office.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ronda H. Coleman.              

Updated June 22, 2015