MADISON MAN SENTENCED ON DRUG AND GUN CONVICTIONS
A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today
that on December 4, 2009, ROY B. CHATT, age 22, of Madison, Illinois, was sentenced in the United
States District Court in East St. Louis following his convictions for the unlawful possession of a firearm
by a previously convicted felon, possession with intent to distribute "crack"cocaine, and possession of
a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
CHATT pled guilty to the offenses on August 21,2009.
CHATT was sentenced to a total of 262 months' imprisonment, was fined $750, and ordered to
pay a $300 special assessment.
In addition, CHATT was ordered to serve three years of supervised
release following completion of his term of incarceration.
The violations occurred on February 4, 2009, when CHATT was arrested after MEGSI agents
spotted him smoking a blunt in his vehicle in the parking lot of a service station.
Officers recovered abag of "crack" cocaine and a firearm on CHATT's person while searching him incident to arrest.
The investigation was conducted by the Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois
and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, in cooperation with the St. Clair County
State's Attorney's Office, as part of those agencies' participation in Project Safe Neighborhoods, a nationwide
initiative intended to combat gun and drug crimes.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United
States Attorney Angela Scott.