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Chicago Man Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison for Distributing Crack Cocaine in Dixon

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 18, 2011
  • Northern District of Illinois (312) 353-5300

ROCKFORD—A Chicago man was sentenced today to 17 years in federal prison for distributing crack cocaine in Dixon, Ill. The defendant, Kendricks Kilcrease, has been in federal custody since he was arrested on May 8, 2009.

Today, United States Senior District Judge Philip G. Reinhard sentenced Kilcrease to 17 years in federal prison. Kilcrease will also be on supervised release for five years following his release from prison. Kilcrease had been charged with four counts of distributing crack cocaine in an indictment filed in United States District Court on Feb. 10, 2009. He pleaded guilty to one count of distributing crack cocaine on Aug. 5, 2011.

In pleading guilty, Kilcrease admitted that he distributed 61.4 grams of crack cocaine to a Federal Bureau of Investigation confidential informant in Dixon on June 30, 2008. Kilcrease also admitted, as part of his plea agreement, that he distributed crack cocaine in Dixon on two other occasions: 60.9 grams on Aug. 26, 2008 and 58.8 grams on Jan. 22, 2009. Kilcrease further admitted that he distributed 61.1 grams of cocaine in Dixon on Aug. 8, 2008.

The sentencing was announced today by Patrick J. Fitzgerald, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-In-Charge of the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Danny D. Langloss, Jr., Chief of the Dixon Police Department; and, Ron Potthoff, Chief of the Sterling Police Department.

The government was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph C. Pedersen.