Southern Texas Man Sentenced For Drug Conspiracy
James L. Porter, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that Sigifredo Bazan, a Mexican national, was sentenced on June 7, 2016, by United States District Court Judge Nancy J. Rosenstengel to 57 months in federal prison (there is no parole in the federal system) for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, namely cocaine and methamphetamine.
According to Court documents, Bazan pled guilty in February 2016. Bazan admitted to distributing or agreeing to distribute 10 kilograms of cocaine and over 1300 pounds of marijuana during the conspiracy. In addition to the prison sentence, Judge Rosenstengel also ordered Bazan to serve a 2-year term of supervised release and to pay $100 in court fees.
Evidence obtained in this prosecution was 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. Agencies participating in this case include the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Monica A. Stump.