John Arnold sentenced on drug charges

3:57 PM, Feb 1, 2013   |    comments
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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KSDK) - A 25-year-old Metro East man was sentenced after pleading guilty to possession with intent to sell crack cocaine, US Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen Wigginton said Friday.

A federal grand jury indicted John Arnold on June 20, 2012 on the drug charge. Arnold pleaded guilty on September 17, 2012.

A judge sentenced John Arnold to 151 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

According to court documents, Arnold was arrested April 5, 2012 after being pulled over for traffic violations. A police computer check revealed Arnold's driver's license had been previously revoked. Police also discovered two baggies containing crack cocaine and a small amount of marijuana in Arnold's underwear. Arnold later admitted that he intended to sell the crack cocaine.


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