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Chicago-Area Man Sentenced for Heroin Distribution

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois


Dwayne K. Thompson, 38, of Oak Park, Illinois, was sentenced on September 7, 2016 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois to 121 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release on two counts of Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Attempted Distribution of Heroin.

Thompson pled guilty to the federal charges on September 4, 2015. At his change of plea hearing, Thompson admitted that he had supplied heroin for re-sale in Belleville, Illinois to his co-defendants Mario McCarter, Fetara D. McCarter and Ronald G. Murphy between 2013 and 2015. All three of Thompson’s co-defendants were previously sentenced to terms in federal prison for their part in the conspiracy.

The investigation which resulted in the arrests and convictions of Thompson and his co-defendants was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Garrison.

Updated September 8, 2016