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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 21, 2021

Collinsville Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Methamphetamine

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.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated May 21, 2021