News Release
Date: July 15, 2010
Contact: Robert J. Hanson
Number: (314) 538-4670

Carbondale Man Sentenced on Crack Cocaine Offenses

JUL 15 -- (EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that BRYANT MAYBELL, a/k/a “B,” age 25, of Carbondale, Illinois, was sentenced in United States District Court in East St. Louis. MAYBELL, who had previously pled guilty to one count of distribution of crack cocaine and one count of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, was sentenced to 240 months’ imprisonment, 8 years’ supervised release, and was fined $1,000.

The violations took place on August 6, 2006, and March 2, 2007, in Jackson County. MAYBELL has pled not guilty to an additional count of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and he, along with two co-defendants, is awaiting an August 10, 2010, jury trial, on that count. Five codefendants have already been sentenced for their involvement in the crack cocaine conspiracy.

The investigation was conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, Illinois State Police, Southern Illinois Enforcement Group, Carbondale Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. In addition, the Jackson County States Attorney’s Office assisted throughout the investigation.

The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution