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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Madison Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Distributing Crack Cocaine

Herman Smith, Jr., 50, of Madison, Illinois, was sentenced today in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois to 120 months in prison and eight years of supervised release on two counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance. He was also ordered to pay a $400 fine, a $200 Special Assessment, and to forfeit his interest in a firearm found in his apartment, U.S. Currency found in his apartment, and a motorcycle.

Evidence showed that on July 15, 2014, a person working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives met up with Smith in Madison, Illinois, and purchased 56.7 grams of a substance containing cocaine base, commonly known as crack-cocaine. On August 5, 2014, this person again met up with Smith and made another purchase of 56.7 grams of a substance containing cocaine base, commonly known as crack-cocaine.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Laura Reppert.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated April 30, 2015