U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Illinois
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February 27, 2015

Las Vegas Man Sentenced for Part in Cocaine Conspiracy

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today that Christopher Thomas, 50, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced on February 27, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois in East Saint Louis for Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine. Thomas had previously pled guilty to the charge on October 15, 2014.

The district court sentenced Thomas to 21 months in prison and three years of supervised release to follow imprisonment. Thomas was also ordered to pay a $200 fine and a $100 special assessment. In addition, a $500 forfeiture judgment was entered.

The case was investigated by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Illinois State Police, Drug Enforcement Administration, Oklahoma State Patrol, and Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald S. Boyce.

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