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Murphysboro Man Sentenced To 13 Years In Prison For Distributing Heroin In Saline County

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

Brian L. Cayce, 45, of Murphysboro, Illinois, was sentenced today in United States District Court in Benton to 156 months in prison for distributing heroin, announced Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. Cayce was charged by a Federal Grand Jury in November 2012 with distributing heroin on September 18, 2012, to an agent of the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force who was working undercover at the time. He pled guilty to that offense on May 22nd.

In addition to the 13 year term of imprisonment, Cayce was ordered to pay fines and special assessments to the United States totaling $200, and was placed on a 3 year term of supervised release to follow his incarceration. Under federal law, parole has been abolished meaning that Cayce will be required to serve a minimum of 85% of his prison sentence.

Cayce has been held without bond in the custody of the United States Marshal since his arrest on the federal charges. He was returned to the Marshal’s custody to await designation to a Federal Bureau of Prisons facility.

The case was investigated by the Carmi office of the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force with the assistance of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James M. Cutchin.

Updated February 19, 2015