Antonio Escobar pleads guilty to participating in cocaine ring

4:24 PM, Mar 29, 2013   |    comments
A brick of cocaine. Credit: AP/file
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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KDSK) - A Fairmont city man pleaded guilty Friday to participating in a cocaine distribution ring.

Antonio O. Escobar, 27, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine.

Twenty-eight other members of the ring have been convicted and sentenced.

Escobar is scheduled to be sentenced July 3. He faces up to life in prison, a fine up to $5 million, and at least five years of supervised release.


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