Drug Enforcement Administration

St. Louis

William J. Callahan, Special Agent in Charge

February 07, 2011

Contact: SA John Leonard

Phone Number: (314) 538-4600

Carbondale Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Drug Distribution Conspiracy


EAST ST. LOUIS, IL - . - Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that on February 7, 2011, Clifford David Liddell, Jr., aka “Woop,” 25, of Carbondale, Ill., was sentenced in United States District Court in East St. Louis, Ill., to 240 months imprisonment, 10 years supervised release, and was fined $600, following his plea of guilty to being involved in a drug distribution conspiracy.

The offense occurred between January, 2005, and February, 2009, in Jackson and Williamson Counties. Five co-defendants have previously been sentenced for their roles in the conspiracy.

One co-defendant has pled guilty and is awaiting sentencing. One co-defendant has been convicted by a jury and is awaiting sentencing.

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

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