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Man Convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Crack Cocaine

EAST ST. LOUIS, IL. - Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that on January 26, 2011, BRYANT MAYBELL, a/k/a “B,” age 25, of Carbondale, Illinois, was convicted by a jury in East St. Louis, Illinois. MAYBELL was convicted of conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine. The offense occurred between January, 2005, and February, 2009, in Jackson and Williamson Counties in Southern Illinois.

MAYBELL’s conspiracy conviction carries a penalty of mandatory life imprisonment. MAYBELL is set for sentencing on May 2, 2011. MAYBELL, who previously pled guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and one count of distribution of crack cocaine is currently serving a sentence of 240 months’ imprisonment. Five co-defendants have previously been sentenced for their roles in the conspiracy. Two additional co-defendants have pled guilty and are awaiting sentencing.

The investigation was conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, Illinois State Police, Southern Illinois Enforcement Group, Carbondale Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. In addition, the Jackson County States Attorney’s Office assisted throughout the investigation.

This case was investigated, prepared, prosecuted and tried by Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson.


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