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East St. Louis Woman Sentenced For Cocaine Distribution

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

Shannan C. Lynch, 44, of East Saint Louis, IL, was sentenced on June 26, 2013, in federal district court, in East St. Louis, on one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Lynch was sentenced to 18 months in prison. When she completes her prison sentence, she will then be placed on supervised release for three years. Lynch, who previously pled guilty on February 27, 2013, to possessing 6 ounces of cocaine in East St. Louis on November 30, 2011. At her change of plea hearing in February, Lynch admitted that she had intended to sell the cocaine which police seized from inside Lynch’s shirt. Police also seized a digital scale from Lynch.

A co-defendant of Lynch, Lucille G. Brim, was sentenced on June 19, 2013, to 57 months in prison for the same offense.

The investigation which resulted in Lynch’s conviction was conducted by the Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois, the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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

Updated February 19, 2015