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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 13, 2015

St. Louis Man Sentenced For Drug And Money Laundering Conspiracies

A St. Louis man, convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering, was sentenced to 96 months in federal prison on March 13, 2015, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Herbert Garstang, 33, of St. Louis, MO, received a 96 month sentence for offenses which occurred in St. Clair County, IL and in St. Louis, Mo. Garstang had previously pled guilty to those offenses. Following release from imprisonment, Garstang will serve a 4 year term of supervised release. Weil was also ordered to pay a $400 fine and a $200 special assessment.

Evidence in support of this prosecution 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. Agencies participating in this case include the Drug Enforcement Administration, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and United States Marshals Service. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald S. Boyce.

Updated March 16, 2015