Fugitive Leader of Drug Trafficking Operation Sentenced to Thirty Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Cocaine into Southern Illinois
Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that Alfred Vernon Reeves, Jr., 43, of O’Fallon, Illinois, was sentenced to 67 months in federal prison for distribution of heroin and conspiracy to distribute heroin.
Reeves was charged in a superseding indictment on December 16, 2015, along with two co-defendants: Lacy Snead, 52, of Chicago, Ill. and Ciera McNeal, 29 of East St. Louis, Ill. Reeves was charged with distributing heroin on March 5, 2013, and for participating in an ongoing conspiracy to distribute heroin over a three-year period of time.
Records filed in court established that Reeves sold heroin to a confidential informant on March 5, 2013, and continued to be involved in heroin distribution thereafter. Evidence showed that on June 18, 2015, Reeves traveled from Chicago with Lacy Snead and Ciera McNeil transporting approximately 150 grams of heroin that was intended to be distributed in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
Snead was charged with participating in the same heroin deal that occurred on March 5, 2013, and also for conspiracy to distribute heroin. Snead pled guilty to both counts on September 19, 2016, and he faces a minimum of 5 to 40 years in prison. It is expected that Snead will be sentenced in March of 2017.
McNeil was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison on October 11, 2016, for her role in transporting the 150 grams of heroin from Chicago on June 18, 2015.
The investigation was conducted by agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Madison County Sheriff’s Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft.