News Release
October 22, 2009
Contact: Thomas E. Murphy
Number: (314)538-4660

St. Louis Man Sentenced on Drug Offense

OCT 22 -- (EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on October 21, 2009, Gregory HOGAN , age 34, of St. Louis, Missouri, was sentenced to life imprisonment. HOGAN was convicted on July 2, 2009, following a jury trial in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis, of one count of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute “crack” and powder cocaine. Eleven of HOGAN’s co-defendants previously pled guilty and have been sentenced.

The investigation was conducted under the auspices of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, which is designed to investigate, dismantle, and prosecute the most serious national and international drug organizations. The evidence for this prosecution was obtained in an investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Daniel T. Kapsak and Andrew Simonson.