Centralia Man Sentenced for Maintaining Drug House
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois
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 April 19, 2023