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Friday, March 20, 2015

Man Sentenced To Prison For Maintaining A Drug House

Larry Watson, 58, of East St. Louis, was sentenced to a total of 60 months in prison on an indictment charging him with Maintaining Drug-Involved Premises, as well as revocation of his supervised release, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today. Following his prison sentence, Watson was ordered to be on federal supervised release for 3 years and to perform 200 hours of community service during those 3 years of supervised release. Watson was also ordered to pay a fine of $350, as well as a $100 special assessment.

Facts showed that on December 3, 2014, Watson pled guilty to an Indictment which charged maintaining drug-involved premises. Because Watson was on supervised release, that release was revoked and a concurrent sentence was given for the revocation.

This case was investigated by the Illinois State Police, Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Deirdre A. Durborow.

Updated March 20, 2015