Fugitive Leader of Drug Trafficking Operation Sentenced to Thirty Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Cocaine into Southern Illinois
Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that David Leroy Altom, 41 of Centralia, Illinois, was sentenced today to 6 and ½ years (78 months) in federal prison, 4 years’ supervised release, a $200 fine and a $300 special assessment for his role in a Conspiracy to Manufacture and Distribute Methamphetamine in Clinton and Marion Counties. There is no parole in the federal system.
Altom was ordered to self-surrender to the federal prison facility where he is designated for service of sentence.
Information leading to the charges against Altom and the others was obtained in an investigation conducted by the FBI, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, assisted by the Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team, and the Centralia Police Department. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Kit Morrissey.