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Oakland, California Man Sentenced For Role In Marijuana Conspiracy And Money Laundering

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

Alfonso Hayden, 45, of Oakland, California, who pled guilty on September 25, 2013, in federal court, to being a supply source of marijuana and cocaine, as well as money laundering for a drug distribution organization in Eagle Park, in Madison County, Illinois, between December 2009 and June 2010, was sentenced on April 10, 2014, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Hayden was sentenced to 46 months concurrent prison sentences on each count, followed by concurrent 10-year and 3-year terms of supervised release on the respective count, ordered to pay a $750 fine and a $200 special assessment. To date, twenty-eight other members of the organization have been convicted and sentenced.

Evidence in support of the indictment was obtained in an investigation which was conducted under the auspices of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). The OCDETF initiative is designed to bring federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and resources together to identify, target and dismantle large national and international drug trafficking organizations. Participating agencies include the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Homeland Security Investigations (ICE HSI), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), U.S. Marshal Service, the Granite City Police Department, Fairmount City Police Department, Collinsville Police Department, Fairview Heights Police Department, Caseyville Police Department, Pontoon Beach Department, Park Hills (Missouri) Police Department, the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, and the Illinois State Police. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.

Updated February 19, 2015