Madison man who sold crack to federal agent sentenced

A 50-year-old Madison man who twice sold more than 50 grams of crack cocaine to a federal agent last year will spend the next decade in prison.

According to an announcement from Southern Illinois U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton’s office, Herman Smith Jr. was sentenced to a 10-year prison term Wednesday. He also faces eight years of probation and fines and must give up a gun, cash and a motorcycle federal agents found in his apartment.

The announcement stated that Smith met with an agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on July 15 and sold the agent 56.7 grams of crack cocaine. The two met again less than a month later and Smith made another sale of 56.7 grams to the agent.