News Release
September 27, 2010
Contact: Robert J. Hanson
Number: (314) 538-4670

Belleville Man Sentenced in Drug Case

(EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) - Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that on September 24, 2010, BRANDON PRICE, age 25, of Belleville, Illinois, was sentenced in United States District Court, East St. Louis, Illinois, to a term of 60 months’ imprisonment, and a fine of $500, to be followed by a 8 year term of supervised release. In addition, the Court imposed a $100 special assessment. Price had previously pled guilty on December 4, 2009, to an indictment charging him with possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine within 1000 feet of a school.

According to the Stipulation of Facts filed at the time of the plea, PRICE sold drugs to an undercover police officer on three occasions in March 2008. Agents later executed a search warrant at PRICE’s residence in Belleville and located an additional quantity of crack cocaine, which the defendant later admitted that he intended to sell. PRICE’s residence is located within 1000 feet of an elementary school.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the St. Clair County Drug Tactical Unit. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nicole E. Gorovsky.