An East St. Louis man was sentenced Friday to more than 18 years in federal prison for dealing crack cocaine.
John Arnold, 25, was arrested by the East St. Louis Police Department on April 5 following a traffic violation. He was placed under arrest after a computer check revealed that his driver's license was revoked.
When Arnold was patted down, two baggies containing crack cocaine and a small amount of marijuana were located in his underwear. Arnold later admitted that he intended to sell the crack cocaine.
He entered a plea of guilty Sept. 17 to a charge of possession with the Intent to distribute crack cocaine. In addition to the time behind bars, Arnold will serve three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a fine of $750, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton.