Centreville man gets 10 years in conspiracy to rob drug stash-house

The second in a trio of men who conspired to steal cocaine from an East St. Louis stash-house in 2013 was sentenced in federal court Friday, Southern Illinois U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton’s office announced.

Antwyne Warren, 38, of Centreville will spend 10 years in prison. He was convicted of four felonies, including conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver cocaine, attempted robbery, using or carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug offense and possession of heroin.

According to court documents, Warren and two other men conspired to rob a house in East St. Louis that they believed contained 15 kilograms of cocaine in July 2013. But agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives who knew of the planned robbery arrested Warren and two accomplices in St. Louis before the robbery took place. Warren and one of the accomplices were armed with loaded guns when they were arrested.

One of those accomplices, Christopher Jenkins, 42, of East St. Louis, was sentenced in September to nine years in prison in connection with his role in the conspiracy. The identity of the third accomplice has not been released.

Both Warren and Jenkins will be on probation for five years following their prison sentences.