Belleville Man Sentenced for Heroin Conspiracy Offense
Kelvin B. Hughes, 30, of Belleville, Illinois, was sentenced on September 8, 2016 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois to 5 years in prison and 4 years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute heroin in excess of one-hundred grams.
Hughes pled guilty on May 6, 2016. At his change of plea hearing, Hughes admitted that he and co-defendant Urechan Brown sold heroin together in East St. Louis between 2013 and August, 2015. Hughes acknowledged that he sold well over one-hundred grams of heroin (about 3.5 ounces) during that time. Brown pled guilty to the same conspiracy charge on June 3, 2016 and is awaiting sentencing later this month.
The investigation which resulted in Hughes’s arrest and conviction was conducted by the Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois (MEGSI). The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Garrison.