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

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Man Sentenced to Over 11 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking and Firearms Offenses


Mark Day, 31, of St. Louis, Missouri will serve 138 months in federal prison for possession with intent to deliver heroin and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, announced today. Following his prison sentence, Day will be on federal supervised release for 4 years. Day has been in custody since January 4, 2017.

Documents filed in the U.S. District Court establish that on February 26, 2015, Day and a juvenile accomplice were observed by MEGSI officers making hand-to-hand drug deliveries in Washington Park, Illinois. When officers attempted to stop the car driven by the juvenile accomplice, he fled at a high rate of speed and eventually crashed the car into a ditch. Day and the juvenile were arrested. Inside the car and on Day’s person officers found 2,626 capsules of heroin and three loaded firearms which included a Century Arms AK-47 rifle, a Taurus 9 mm semiautomatic handgun that had been stolen, and a Taurus .45 caliber handgun.

The case was investigated by theMetropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois (MEGSI). The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ali Summers.

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated February 15, 2018