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

Friday, December 23, 2016

East St. Louis Man Sentenced for Heroin and Firearms Offenses


Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that Brandy C. Anderson, age 33, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced today to 100 months’ imprisonment for Possession With Intent to Distribute Heroin, and Felon In Possession of a Firearm.

Anderson pled guilty to the two federal charges on June 17, 2016. At his change of plea hearing in June, Anderson admitted that on November 24, 2015, he was arrested in a car in East St. Louis with six grams of heroin (1/4 ounce), and a loaded .45 caliber Colt pistol. Anderson also admitted that he had been convicted of a felony prior to his arrest on November 24, 2016.

The investigation which resulted in Anderson’s arrest and conviction was conducted by the East St. Louis Police Department and by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Garrison.

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated December 23, 2016