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Press Release

Methamphetamine Dealer Sentenced To More Than 12 Years In Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois

East St. Louis, Ill. – Antonio M. Brown, 38, of St. Louis, Missouri, was sentenced to 151 months in 
prison for distribution of methamphetamine on Monday, September 19, 2022. Following his release 
from federal prison, Brown must complete five years of supervised release.
The offense occurred in early February 2021, while Brown was on supervised release for federal 
firearms offenses. A federal grand jury indicted Brown on September 21, 2021, for one count of 
distribution of a controlled substance. Brown was indicted for distributing crystal methamphetamine 
in Sauget, Ill., but evidence showed that Brown was also selling the drug in bulk from his 
residence in south St. Louis, Missouri. Children were present in the home while drug transactions 
occurred. Based upon evidence of drug dealing activity at his residence, federal agents applied for 
and executed a search warrant of Brown’s home. Brown pled guilty on April 14, 2022.

“Crystal methamphetamine is dangerous in any amount, no matter where it comes from,” said United 
States Attorney Rachelle Aud Crowe. “With the assistance of our state and local partners, federal 
law enforcement officials will track drug dealers across state lines and hold them accountable for 
their crimes. Repeat offenders, like this defendant, who endanger the public are deserving of the 
significant sentences they receive.”
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) conducted the investigation. Assistant United States 
Attorney John Trippi prosecuted the case.
This case was part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF 
identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the 
United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Ad itional
information about the OCDETF Program can be found at

Updated September 22, 2022