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

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Granite City Man Sentenced For Methamphetamine Offenses

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today that Ronald J. Wiggins, 35, of Granite City, was sentenced on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 to 151 months in federal prison for offenses relating to the distribution of methamphetamine.

Wiggins pled guilty in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis on September 3, 2014 to three federal charges: Maintaining Drug-Related Premises; Distribution of Methamphetamine; and Possession With Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.

Upon release from prison, Wiggins will also be required to serve a term of three years on supervised release.

At his change of plea hearing in September, Wiggins admitted that he had used his residence in Granite City, Illinois to distribute methamphetamine throughout 2013. Wiggins also admitted that he had sold methamphetamine to a police informant on June 13, and again on June 19, 2013, in Granite City.

The investigation which resulted in Wiggins’ arrest and conviction was conducted by the Granite City Police Department and by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Garrison.

Updated February 25, 2015