News Release
August 22, 2008
Contact: Thomas E. Murphy
(314) 538-4660

Illinois Man Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Cocaine Distribution

AUG 22 -- E. St. Louis, IL - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on August 19, 2008, Aaron WHITT, age 33, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, was sentenced in the United States District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois. WHITT was sentenced to 57 months imprisonment, fined $500, ordered to pay a special assessment of $400, and placed on 3 years of supervised release.

As with all federal sentences, WHITT’s term of incarceration will be served without the possibility of parole.

WHITT pled guilty on January 28, 2008, to four counts of distribution of cocaine. At WHITT’S plea hearing, he admitted that between February and April 2006, he distributed approximately 120 grams of cocaine on each of four separate occasions in East St. Louis, Illinois. Investigation in support of the prosecution was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Illinois State Police.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Simonson.