Feds charge man for attempting to deal 10 pounds of cocaine in St. Clair County

A Florida man has been charged in federal court for attempting to deal almost 10 pounds of cocaine in St. Clair County.

A grand jury on Tuesday indicted Joseph B. Holder, also known as “Jay,” with conspiracy to distribute the drug, documents from the U.S. District Court of Southern Illinois stated.

Prosecutors say he attempted to deal the drug between August 2016 to March 2017.

According to State Attorney Nathan Stump, Holder was in federal prison for an unrelated gun charge as of Wednesday.

His first appearance for the cocaine charge is scheduled for Oct. 26 at the federal courthouse in Benton.

Hana Muslic: 618-239-2626, @h_muslic