Fugitive Leader of Drug Trafficking Operation Sentenced to Thirty Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Cocaine into Southern Illinois
Willie Butler, 34, from East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced on August 14, 2015, in federal district court, in East St. Louis, Illinois, following his recent plea of guilty to one count of Distribution of Crack Cocaine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.
Butler was sentenced to a term of 151 months imprisonment, as well as 3 years of supervised release, fined $500, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. Facts presented in court revealed that Butler sold approximately .75 grams of cocaine base in the form of "crack" on January 10, 2014, to an undercover officer in East St. Louis, Illinois. Butler has three prior felony convictions related to the distribution of cocaine in and around East St. Louis, Illinois.
This case was investigated by the Metropolitan Enforcement of Southwestern Illinois (MEGSI) and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.