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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Kansas Man Sentenced to 21 Years on Federal Drug Charges

East St. Louis, Ill. – Lloyd Parker, 32, of Hutchinson, Kansas, was sentenced last week to 262 
months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine. Parker pled guilty to 
the charged conspiracies, as well as distribution and possession of methamphetamine, on March 9, 
2021.

The crimes took place between 2014 and 2018 and involved the distribution of drugs in East St. 
Louis, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; Ontario, California; Houston, Texas; Memphis, Tennessee; 
Jackson, Mississippi;  and  other locations.  Overall,  the  organization  was  responsible  for 
the  distribution  of approximately 240 pounds of methamphetamine and 48 kilograms of cocaine in 
the Southern District of Illinois and elsewhere. Parker personally distributed or assisted in the 
acquisition of over 60 pounds of methamphetamine and over 5 kilograms of cocaine.

As part of his sentence, Parker was ordered to serve a five-year term of supervised release and pay 
a $700 fine. Some of Parker’s alleged co-conspirators were charged in the same case, and several are 
still awaiting trial.

This  prosecution  is  part  of  an  Organized  Crime  Drug  Enforcement  Task  Forces  (OCDETF) 
investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, 
money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States 
by using a prosecutor-led,  intelligence-driven,  multi-agency  approach  that  leverages  the  
strengths  of  federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

This case was investigated by the DEA, the IRS, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the
Illinois State Police, and other law enforcement agencies.
 

Updated July 7, 2021