Metro-east woman will spend nearly 5 years behind bars for dealing crack

News-DemocratJune 20, 2013 

An East St. Louis woman will spend nearly five years behind bars for selling crack cocaine.

Lucille G. Brim, 42, was sentenced Wednesday in federal district court to 57 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Brim pleaded guilty to the federal charge March 18. She has been in federal custody since her arrest on Dec. 12, 2012.

Stephen R. Wigginton, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, said Brim admitted possessing six ounces of cocaine when her car was stopped by Metropolitan Enforcement Group Southwestern Illinois officers in East St. Louis on Nov. 29, 2011. Brim also admitted that the cocaine had been intended for sale.

Brim's new sentence will be served concurrently with an unrelated 30-month sentence she received in U.S. District Court on Aug. 31, 2012. In the earlier federal case, Brim was sentenced for distribution of crack cocaine and for maintaining drug-involved premises.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Garrison.

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