News Release
February 5, 2008
Contact: Thomas E. Murphy
(314) 538-4660

Illinois Man Sentenced for Role in Crack Cocaine Conspiracy

FEB 5 -- Benton, IL - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on February 1, 2008, TERRY M. ROGERS, a/k/a “T.A.,” age 28, of Murphysboro, Illinois, was sentenced in United States District Court in Benton, Illinois. ROGERS who had previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine, was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment, 5 years’ supervised release, and was fined $300.

The offense occurred between February 2003 and April 27, 2006, in Jackson and Jefferson Counties, Illinois. Six co-defendants have previously been sentenced to 262 months’ imprisonment, 234 months imprisonment, 215 months imprisonment, 204 months imprisonment, 120 months imprisonment, and 120 months imprisonment, respectively, for their role in the crack cocaine conspiracy. One co-defendant has pled not guilty and is awaiting a jury trial.

The investigation is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) operation and is being conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, United States Marshals Service, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson.