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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Centralia Man Sentenced for Maintaining Drug House

East St. Louis, Ill. – John Fodero, 53, of Centralia, Illinois, was sentenced on Monday, January 
31, 2022, to five years in prison for maintaining a drug house within 1000 feet of a school.   
Fodero will serve six years of supervised release upon his release from prison.   Fodero was also 
ordered pay a $5000 fine and a $100 special assessment.
According to court documents, Fodero allowed numerous persons to utilize his residence to buy, 
sell,  and  use  illegal,  controlled  substances  including  fentanyl.  Area  emergency  
personnel responded to overdose calls originating from his residence ten times within a ten-month 
period during 2020 to 2021.

This case was investigated by the Centralia Police Department and the FBI-Springfield Division
Safe Streets Task Force.

Updated February 1, 2022