Armed Felon Pleads Guilty for Cocaine Distribution
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Anthony Wisham, 59, of East St. Louis, Illinois, pled guilty to two counts of distribution of fentanyl, one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and one count of felon in possession of a firearm, on Sept. 27, in federal court in East St. Louis, Illinois.
As part of his guilty plea, Wisham admitted to distributing ounce quantities of fentanyl on September 15, 2020, in East St. Louis, Illinois. Wisham further admitted that on Dec. 10, 2020, he possessed, with the intent to distribute, approximately 21.3 grams of cocaine and that he possessed a firearm after having previously been convicted of a felony offense.
Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 29 at 10:30 a.m. in East St. Louis. Under federal law, Wisham faces a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment for these offenses.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.