February 20, 2015
Contact: SA John Leonard
Phone Number: (314) 538-4600
St. Louis Man Sentenced For Drug And Money Laundering Conspiracies
EAST ST. LOUIS, IL - Drug Enforcement (DEA) Special Agent in Charge, James P. Shroba announced today that Zachary Weil, 36, of St. Louis, MO, was convicted, in the Southern District of Illinois, of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering. Weil was sentenced to 144 months in federal prison.
Weil received a 144 month sentence for offenses which occurred in St. Clair County, IL and in St. Louis, Mo. Weil had previously pled guilty to those offenses. Following release from imprisonment, Weil will serve a 5 year term of supervised release. Weil was also ordered to pay a $400 fine and a $200 special assessment.
Evidence obtained in this investigation was conducted by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task (OCDETF). The OCDETF initiative is designed to bring federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and resources together to identify, target and dismantle large national and international drug trafficking organizations.
Agencies participating in this case include the Drug Enforcement Administration, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and United States Marshals Service.