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

Friday, November 1, 2013

East St. Louis Man Pleads Guilty To “Crack” Cocaine Distribution

On October 31, 2013, DeAnthony Tillman, a twenty-seven year old East St. Louis, Illinois, man pled guilty in federal district court, in East St. Louis, to distribution of cocaine base, in the form commonly known as “crack” cocaine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Tillman is scheduled for sentencing on March 7, 2014, at which time he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and 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.

Court proceedings revealed that on June 27, 2013, Tillman sold two grams of cocaine base in the form of “crack” cocaine to a confidential informant in East St. Louis, Illinois, at the direction and arrangement of ATF agents.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and is prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.

Updated February 19, 2015