Fugitive Leader of Drug Trafficking Operation Sentenced to Thirty Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Cocaine into Southern Illinois
On January 14, 2016, David T. Walls, Jr., a/k/a "Gun," 36, of Chicago, IL, was sentenced for a federal drug offense, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois James L. Porter announced today.
Walls, who had previously pled guilty to an indictment charging conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and heroin, was sentenced to 140 months in federal prison, to be followed by 8 years of supervised release, and fined $850.00. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Walls was involved with others in the distribution of heroin and crack cocaine in Williamson County. Walls and others were transporting the drugs from northern Illinois for distribution in Southern Illinois. At sentencing, the district court found that Walls was responsible for the distribution of more than 427 grams of heroin and 714 grams of crack cocaine. Walls received a sentencing enhancement because the group sometimes possessed firearms during the drug offense. The offense occurred between 2012 and October 2014. The investigation was conducted by the Southern Illinois Enforcement. The Drug Enforcement Administration and Williamson County State’s Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation.
The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.