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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 23, 2014

Northern Illinois Man Pleads Guilty To Crack Cocaine Conspiracy

On June 19, 2014, Albert Wesley, a/k/a “Boogie,” a/k/a “Boog,” 29, of South Holland, Illinois, pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. The offense occurred between 2012 and April 2013, in Williamson and Jackson Counties. Evidence at the plea hearing established that Wesley was involved with others in the distribution of crack cocaine and that he sometimes fronted crack cocaine to others for re-distribution. During the investigation, Wesley sold crack cocaine to a confidential source working for law enforcement. Wesley faces a term of imprisonment of up to 20 years, to be followed by 3 years’ supervised release, and a $1,000,000 fine. Wesley is currently being held without bond pending an October 23, 2014, sentencing hearing.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, Carbondale Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration. The Williamson County State’s Attorney’s Office and Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.

The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.

Updated February 19, 2015