Fugitive Leader of Drug Trafficking Operation Sentenced to Thirty Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Cocaine into Southern Illinois
East St. Louis, Ill. – A Collinsville man pled guilty today to a Federal Grand Jury Indictment
charging him with distributing methamphetamine in East St. Louis, Illinois.
According to plea documents filed in United States District Court, Deonta J. Thomas, of
Collinsville, Illinois, sold 442 grams of methamphetamine during a Drug Enforcement Administration
undercover operation in East St. Louis, Illinois.
Thomas is scheduled to be sentenced in United States District Court on August 18,
2021. At sentencing, Thomas faces a period of incarceration from 10 years to life imprisonment.
In addition, Thomas faces 5 years of supervised release following release from prison and could be
fined up to $10,000,000.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and is being
prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.