Belleville Man Sentenced for Drug and Firearms Offenses
Andrew C. Tillman, 32, of Belleville, IL was sentenced today to ten years of imprisonment for drug and firearms offenses, U.S. Attorney Donald S. Boyce for the Southern District of Illinois announced. On October 27, 2016, Tillman pled guilty to three federal charges, namely possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
At his change of plea hearing in October, Tillman admitted that on December 14, 2015, he had been arrested in Belleville with 80 grams (approximately 3 oz.) of methamphetamine which he had intended to sell. Tillman also admitted possessing a semiautomatic pistol at the time of his arrest, and he acknowledged that he had a prior felony conviction as well. Tillman has been continuously confined since his arrest.
The investigation which resulted in Tillman’s arrest and conviction was conducted by the Belleville Police Department and by the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Drug Tactical Unit.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Garrison.