News Release
March 12, 2010
Contact: Thomas E. Murphy
Number: (314)538-4660

Distribution of Crack Cocaine

MAR 12- (EAST ST. LOUIS) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that on March 11, 2010, JERAMIE WALLACE, age 30 of Centralia, Illinois, was sentenced in United States District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois. WALLACE was sentenced to 169 months imprisonment (14 years, 1 month), a $750 fine, and 3 years of supervised release.

WALLACE had previously entered a plea of guilty to two counts of distributing crack cocaine.

The investigation was conducted by the Centralia Police Department, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, the Joint Narcotics Unit of the Mt. Vernon Police Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Illinois State Police, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Marion County State’s Attorney’s Office, the United States Secret Service, the United States Marshal Service, and other law enforcement agencies 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, and federal, state and local law enforcement agencies directed at removing guns and drugs from our communities.

The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood