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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Alton Man Sentenced For Selling Crack Cocaine


The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today that Steven Foster, 28, of Alton, Illinois was sentenced to 98 months in federal prison on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 for selling crack cocaine.

Foster pled guilty on July 25, 2014 to two counts of selling crack cocaine. According to evidence introduced at his change of plea hearing, Foster sold a gram of crack cocaine to a police informant in Alton on January 14, 2014, and again on January 15, 2014.

Under applicable federal sentencing guidelines, Foster was categorized as a "career offender," because of his two earlier state convictions for selling cocaine in 2011.

Foster has been continuously confined since his arrest in January, 2014.

The investigation which resulted in Foster’s arrest and conviction was conducted by the Alton Police Department.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Garrison.

Updated March 4, 2015