Federal Judge Sentences Man to 20 Years in Prison for Detonating Pipe Bomb at Suburban Chicago Train Station
ROCKFORD — A Chicago man has been convicted by a federal jury in Rockford of one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine base and seven counts of distribution of cocaine base.
The jury returned its verdicts against JULIAN WYRE, 46, on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Rockford. A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled.
According to evidence presented at trial, Wyre and two other individuals were involved in the conspiracy and distribution of cocaine base in Rock Falls, Ill. between June 2019 and November 1, 2019. During this time period, Wyre sold cocaine base seven times to a confidential informant and two other individuals who were used as “runners.”
In 2008, Wyre was sentenced to 17 years’ imprisonment for illegally possessing with intent to distribute cocaine base. He was on federal supervised release at the time of the 2019 conspiracy and distribution charges for which he was convicted Thursday.
The conviction was announced by Morris Pasqual, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. The investigation was conducted by the Illinois State Police, Illinois State Police Blackhawk Area Task Force, and the Rockford Resident Agency of the FBI Chicago Field Office.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert S. Ladd and Jonathan S. Kim.