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

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

East St. Louis Man Sentenced For Cocaine Distribution

Dione J. Joyce, 31, from East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced on March 7, 2014, in federal district court, in East St. Louis, Illinois, on three counts of cocaine distribution, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Joyce was sentenced to 60 month concurrent prison terms for each count, four years of supervised release, fined $300, and ordered to pay $300 special assessment. Court proceedings revealed that Joyce sold over 100 grams of cocaine base in the form of “crack” on April 26, 2013, May 1, 2013, and May 22, 2013, 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 prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.

Updated February 19, 2015