News Release
Date: June 09, 2010
Contact: Robert J. Hanson
Number: (314) 538-4670

Centralia Man Sentenced for Crack Cocaine Offenses

JUN 09 - (EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that CHRISTOPHER V. DABNEY , age 27, of Centralia, Illinois, was sentenced in United States District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois. DABNEY was sentenced to 125 months imprisonment, a $1,000 fine, and 5 years of supervised release.

DABNEY had previously pleaded guilty to two counts in a federal indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute more than fifty grams of crack cocaine and possession with the intent to distribute 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 and 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 was handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.