News Release
October 06, 2009
Contact: Thomas E. Murphy
(314) 538-4660

Mt. Vernon, Illinois Man Sentenced on Crack Cocaine Charges

OCT 06 -- (EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that on October 2, 2009, Ronfredrick F. BOLING, age 29, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, was sentenced in the United States District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois, to 180 months imprisonment, fined $900, and placed on 6 years supervised release. BOLING had previously been found guilty following a jury trial to possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and two counts of distribution of crack cocaine. All these events 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.