Crystal Meth Dealer Sentenced to 5 years
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Demarko Hines, 50, of Cahokia Heights, Illinois, was sentenced today to five years in federal prison for distributing crystal methamphetamine. Hines will also serve a four-year term of supervised release following his release from federal prison.
On Feb. 23, 2021, a federal grand jury indicted Hines and his brother, Laquan Hines, for a drug transaction that occurred in August 2020. Demarko Hines pled guilty on Sept. 18, 2021. Laquan Hines remains innocent until proven guilty.
The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration