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Southern District of Illinois

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Centreville Man Sentenced For Selling Heroin And Crack Cocaine

Wilbert M. Sewell, 37, of Centreville, Illinois, was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison on August 2, 2016, in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois announced today. Sewell pled guilty on April 5, 2016, to four federal felony charges, including distribution of heroin, and possession with intent to distribute heroin and crack cocaine.

At his change of plea hearing in April, Sewell admitted selling heroin, crack cocaine and cocaine to a police informant in East St. Louis on four separate occasions between August and October, 2015.

The investigation which resulted in Sewell’s arrest and conviction was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and by the Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois (MEGSI).

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

Drug Trafficking
Updated August 3, 2016