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

Collinsville Man Sentenced for Part in Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

JUL 09 -- (EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that JULIO OSEGUERA, age 22, of Collinsville, Illinois, was sentenced in United States District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois. OSEGUERA was sentenced to 57 months’ imprisonment, 5 years supervised release, a $600 fine and a $200 special assessment fee.

OSEGUERA had previously pled guilty on February 23, 2010, to a federal indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine and distribution of methamphetamine and cocaine.

The investigation was conducted under the auspices of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), an initiative designed to target and dismantle major national and international drug trafficking organizations, by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Fairmont City Police Department.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ranley R. Killian.