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St. Louis Area Man Sentenced For Role In Cocaine Conspiracy

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

Keith Harris, 60, of St. Louis, Missouri, was sentenced on April 8, 2016, in federal court, for his role as being courier for a drug distribution organization that funneled cocaine from Houston, Texas, to the Metro-East area, between April 2011 and February 2013, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, James L. Porter, announced today. Harris was sentenced to 32 months in prison, 2 years’ supervised release, ordered to pay a $200 fine and a $100 special assessment. To date, all ten other individuals charged as a result of this investigation have been convicted and sentenced.

Evidence in support of the sentencing 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. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Laura V. Reppert and Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan S. Drucker.

Updated April 11, 2016

Drug Trafficking