A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on November 24, 2009, KINDRICK JOHNSON, age 22, of East St. Louis, Illinois, pled guilty in United States District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois, to two counts of distribution of crack cocaine. The offenses occurred on July 15 and July 23, 2009, in St. Clair County. JOHNSON’s sentencing is currently scheduled for March 12, 2010, at 9:30 a.m.
JOHNSON faces not less than 5 years’ and not more than 40 years’ imprisonment, a $2 million fine, and at least 4 years of supervised release after completing his term of imprisonment on each count. JOHNSON has been detained since his arrest on September 24, 2009.
Investigation into the case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This investigation arose out of the U.S. Attorney’s and U.S. Marshal’s initiative to combat violent crime in East St. Louis.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Deirdre A. Durborow.