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East St. Louis Man Sentenced for Distribution of Controlled Substances and Illegal Possession of a Firearm by a Felon

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois

East St. Louis, Ill. – Anthony Wisham, 60, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced to 135 months 
imprisonment in federal court in East St. Louis, Illinois, on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Wisham 
previously pled guilty to two counts of distribution of fentanyl, one count of possession with 
intent to distribute cocaine, and one count of felon in possession of a firearm.
Wisham admitted to distributing ounce quantities of fentanyl on September 15, 2020, in East St. 
Louis, Illinois. On December 10, 2020, Wisham admitted he possessed, with the intent  
to distribute, approximately 21.3 grams of cocaine while possessing a firearm. Wisham  
is a convicted felon and prohibited from carrying a firearm.

The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.

Updated January 26, 2022