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

Friday, April 5, 2013

Sesser Man Pleads Guilty To Firearm And Controlled Substance Offense

On April 5, 2013, Robert Olguin, a forty-seven year old Sesser, Illinois, man pled guilty in federal district court, in East St. Louis, to unlawful possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of a controlled substance, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Olguin is scheduled for sentencing on July 29, 2013, at which time he faces a maximum potential sentence of 10 years’ in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, not more than 3 years’ of supervised release after his prison term, and a mandatory special assessment of $100. Olguin also agreed to the forfeiture of the firearm.

Court proceedings revealed that on October 18, 2012, law enforcement officers on motorcycle patrol running radar checks along I-64 near Mascoutah, clocked a vehicle driven by Olguin at 82 mph in a 65 mph zone. An officer executed a traffic stop and smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle as he approached. The officer searched the vehicle recovering marijuana and a loaded rifle. Olguin admitted ownership of the firearm and his intent to smoke the marijuana recovered in the car.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Illinois State Police.

This case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak for prosecution.

Updated February 19, 2015