News Release
August 18, 2009
Contact: Thomas E. Murphy
(314) 538-4660

Mt. Vernon, Illinois Man Sentenced on Crack Cocaine
Distributon Charges

AUG 18 -- (BENTON, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on August 17, 2009, Broderick K. WOOTERS, age 20, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, was sentenced in the United States District Court in Benton, Illinois. WOOTERS was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment, fined $400, and placed on 4 years supervised release. WOOTERS had previously pleaded guilty to two counts in a federal indictment, which charged him with distribution of crack cocaine on August 5 and 13, 2008. The distributions occurred in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

The investigation in this case was a cooperative effort between the Joint Narcotics Unit of the Mt. Vernon Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Illinois State Police pursuant to their participation in the Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.