News Release
August 18, 2010
Contact: Robert J. Hanson
Number: (314) 538-4670

Texas Man Charged with Possession with Intent to
Distribute 65 Kilograms of Cocaine

AUG 18 -- (EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) – Harry S. Sommers, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s St. Louis Field Division, and A. Courtney Cox, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that on August 12, 2010, HILARIO MEDINA , age 45, of Houston, Texas, was charged in a one-count Criminal Complaint of Possession with Intent to Distribute 5 Kilograms or more of Cocaine. The narcotics charge carries a penalty of between 10 years and life imprisonment, a fine of up to $5 million, and a term of supervised release of between 5 years and life to be served after release from incarceration.

MEDINA appeared in Court and was ordered detained by a United States Magistrate in United States District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois, pending further proceedings.

The investigation is being conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Granite City, Illinois, Police Department.