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

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Deonta J. Thomas, 29, of Collinsville, Illinois, was sentenced to 10 years 
imprisonment for distribution of methamphetamine on October 18, in federal court in East St. Louis.
Thomas previously pled guilty to this offense on May 20, 2021.   As part of his guilty plea, Thomas 
acknowledged   that   on   September   27,   2018,   he   sold   approximately   442   grams   of   
crystal methamphetamine to an individual at the Casino Queen in East St. Louis, Illinois, in 
exchange for $2,800.

In  addition  to  the  10-year  term  of  imprisonment,  Thomas  will  serve  a  3-year  term  of  
supervised release following his release from the Bureau of Prisons.   Thomas was also ordered to 
pay a fine of $500.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak prosecuted the case.

Updated October 21, 2021