News Release
January 21, 2010
Contact: Thomas E. Murphy
Number: (314)538-4660

Metropolis, Illinois Man Sentenced for Distributing Crack Cocaine

JAN 21 -- (BENTON, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that Michael TYSON , 51, of 506 W. 9 St., Metropolis, Illinois, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for his involvement in distributing crack cocaine in Metropolis, Illinois, in July of 2008. TYSON had previously been indicted on April 7, 2009, with one count of Distribution of Crack Cocaine on July 9 th 2008, and one count of Distribution of Crack Cocaine on July 10, 2008, and pled guilty in United States District Court at Benton, Illinois, on August 11, 2009. In addition to serving 41 months imprisonment, Tyson was also sentenced to serve a three year term of supervised release following his incarceration and to pay $300 in fines and $200 in special assessments.

TYSON was caught and arrested after he repeatedly sold crack cocaine to a confidential informant. He has been detained since his indictment in April of 2009.

This case was investigated by the Illinois State Police, the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant United States Attorney Michael C. Carr handled the prosecution.