Belleville Man Sentenced for Maintaining a Drug House
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 22, 2010|
Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on November 18, 2010, ANTON D. HUGHES, age 35, of Belleville, Illinois, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis, to 57 months’ imprisonment, three years’ supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a fine of $500. HUGHES had previously pled guilty on July 15, 2010 to maintaining a drug house.
According to the stipulation of facts filed with the court at the time of the plea, police went to a residence on North 43rd Street in East St. Louis in December 2009 and discovered evidence that narcotics were being sold from the residence. HUGHES subsequently admitted that he owned the house and regularly sold crack cocaine from that location.
The case was investigated by agents of FBI and MEGSI. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kelly Lake and Nicole Gorovsky.