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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 11, 2015

East St. Louis Man Sentenced To 120 Months In Federal Prison For Drug, Attempted Robbery, And Firearm Offenses

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that Micky Gibb, 25, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced on Friday by United States District Court Judge David R. Herndon to 120 months in federal prison for committing four felonies in July 2013: (1) conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; (2) attempted interference with commerce (robbery); (3) using or carrying firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense and a crime of violence; and (4) possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to court documents, in July 2013, Gibb agreed with two men to rob a drug stash house containing cocaine. Gibb’s codefendants brought two loaded firearms with them to assist in the robbery. ATF agents, who had been investigating Gibb and his codefendants’ plans to commit the robbery, arrested the three men in St. Louis. Gibb was charged in federal court in East St. Louis, Illinois with four charges and pled guilty to all counts.

Gibb was sentenced to a total of 120 months in federal prison. There is no parole in the federal prison system. In addition to the prison sentence, Gibb must serve a total of five years of supervised release and pay $400 in court fees.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated the case and Assistant United States Attorney Monica A. Stump was assigned the prosecution.

Updated May 11, 2015