St. Louis Man Convicted on Drug Charges
MAR 09 -- (EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that on March 6, 2009, a federal jury in East St. Louis, Illinois, convicted Gary STEVENSON, age 34, of St. Louis, Missouri, on one count of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, commonly referred to as “crack” cocaine and cocaine. The jury returned special verdicts indicating that the amount of cocaine involved was over 5 kilograms and the amount of “crack” cocaine was over 50 grams. STEVENSON faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of release and a fine of up to $8 million. Sentencing is scheduled for June 5, 2009.
The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Daniel T. Kapsak and Ranley R. Killian.