Rock Island Man Sentenced to 96 Months in Prison for Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance

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ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – A Rock Island, Illinois, man, Michael Tyrone Drummond, Jr., 30, of the 3000 block of 4th Street, was sentenced to 96 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, on October 21, 2021, for offenses involving trafficking in cocaine base (crack).

Drummond had earlier pleaded guilty to three counts of distribution and one count of possession with intent to deliver a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base.

At the time Drummond committed the offenses, he was already on federal supervised release for a prior drug trafficking offense. As a result, U.S. District Court Judge Sara Darrow imposed an additional sentence of 24 months in federal prison for the violation of his conditions of supervised release, for a total sentence of 120 months.

At Drummond’s sentencing hearing, Judge Darrow found that based on the nature of the offense and his criminal history, Drummond qualified as a career offender. The judge also commented that Drummond’s history of criminal activity, specifically the fact that he was on supervised release for the same conduct, showed a disturbing trend.

The statutory penalties for possession with intent to deliver or distribution of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base, are up to twenty years in prison, a fine of up to $1,000,000, and at least three years of supervised release following imprisonment.

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The Rock Island Police Department, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Quad Cities Gang Taskforce, and the Moline Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer L. Mathew represented the government in the prosecution.

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