Fugitive Leader of Drug Trafficking Operation Sentenced to Thirty Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Cocaine into Southern Illinois
Geovany Calderon-Osorio, 24, from Fairmont City, Illinois, was sentenced to 144months in prison on seven different counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and cocaine, Don Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today. Calderon-Osorio also was ordered to pay a special assessment of $700 and to serve five years supervised release. Calderon-Osorio was sentenced on January 11, 2018, after having pled guilty to the seven counts in the indictment on August 16, 2017.
Evidence presented in court showed that Calderon-Osorio, who identifies as a member of the Fairmont City Latin Kings, was involved in distributing and possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine in Madison and St. Clair counties between October 2015 and March 2017. Courtroom evidence also showed that Calderon-Osorio possessed multiple firearms.
Evidence in support of this prosecution was obtained in an investigation which was conducted under the auspices of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). The OCDETF initiative is designed to bring federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and resources together to identify, target and dismantle large national and international drug trafficking organizations. Agencies participating in this case include the Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations, the United States Marshals Service, and the Illinois State Police. The case was prosecuted by United States Attorney Don Boyce.