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East St. Louis Man Sentenced For Drug Distribution

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

Troy Edwards, 27, East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced on August 14, 2015, in federal district court to a term of 18 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, a fine of $150, and a special assessment of $100, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Court proceedings revealed Edwards brokered the distribution of cocaine and heroin on January 25, 2013, to a confidential informant, acting at the direction of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents, in East St. Louis, Illinois.

This case was investigated by the DEA and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.

Updated August 17, 2015

Drug Trafficking