Metro-east man gets 10-year sentence for cocaine trafficking

News-DemocratJuly 3, 2013 

A Fairmont City man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his role in a large cocaine distribution ring.

Antonio O. Escobar, 27, pleaded guilty in U.S. Federal Court in East St. Louis in March to the charge of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine.

Escobar received his sentence Wednesday in the Southern District of Illinois federal court, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton.

So far, 28 other members of the cocaine ring have been convicted and sentenced of their roles in the ring.

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