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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 10, 2014

East St. Louis Man Sentenced For Multiple Crack Cocaine Offenses

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on July 9, 2014, Frederick C. Addison, 32, was sentenced in federal district court, in East St. Louis, Illinois. The Honorable Judge Michael J. Reagan sentenced Addison to a term of 210 months in federal prison, to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release. Addison was also fined $800 and was ordered to pay a $200 special assessment.

On March 7, 2014, a federal jury found Addison guilty of distributing crack cocaine and possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute it. A video during the trial showed Addison selling crack cocaine to multiple customers from a home in East St. Louis. When Addison and another man were arrested, police recovered approximately 17 grams of crack cocaine from an abandoned house where Addison and his associate had hidden it. The crack had a street value of about $12,000, according to police experts who testified at trial.

This case was investigated by the Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois (MEGSI) and prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Neal C. Hong and Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Garrison.

Updated February 19, 2015