News Release
February 21, 2010
Contact: Robert J. Hanson
Number: (314)538-4670

Chicago Man Sentenced for Distributing Crack Cocaine

FEB 21 - (BENTON, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that on Friday, February 19, 2010, SOLOMON WYATT, age 42, of Chicago, IL, was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment in United States District Court in Benton, Illinois. WYATT previously pled guilty on October 15, 2009, to a one count indictment charging him with Distribution of Crack Cocaine, in Metropolis, Illinois. WYATT was charged with having distributed 3.2 grams of crack cocaine to a confidential informant for $500 on July 10, 2010. In addition to his sentence of imprisonment, WYATT was also sentenced to a $600 fine, $100 in special assessments and three years of supervised release following his prison sentence.

The investigation in this case was a cooperative effort between the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force, the Metropolis Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration, pursuant to their participation in the Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative.

Project Safe Neighborhoods is a joint and cooperative effort of the United States Attorney's Office, the Massac County State's Attorney's Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies directed at removing guns and drugs from our communities.

The case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Michael Carr