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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 16, 2015

East St. Louis Man Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Distribution

On April 16, 2015, Troy Edwards, a twenty-six year old East St. Louis, Illinois, man, pled guilty in federal district court, in East St. Louis, to one count of Distribution of Cocaine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Edwards is scheduled for sentencing on July 17, 2015, at 11 a.m. at which time he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $1,000,000, not more than 3 years of supervised release after his prison term, and a mandatory special assessment of $100.

Facts presented in court revealed that Edwards sold approximately three ounces of cocaine and one ounce of heroin on January 25, 2013, to a confidential informant, acting at the direction of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents, in East St. Louis, Illinois.

This case was investigated by the DEA and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.

Updated April 17, 2015