East St. Louis Man Sentenced for Distribution of Controlled Substances and Illegal Possession of a Firearm by a Felon

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East St. Louis, Ill. – Anthony Wisham, 60, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced to 135 months 

imprisonment in federal court in East St. Louis, Illinois, on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Wisham 

previously pled guilty to two counts of distribution of fentanyl, one count of possession with 

intent to distribute cocaine, and one count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Wisham admitted to distributing ounce quantities of fentanyl on September 15, 2020, in East St. 

Louis, Illinois. On December 10, 2020, Wisham admitted he possessed, with the intent  

to distribute, approximately 21.3 grams of cocaine while possessing a firearm. Wisham  

is a convicted felon and prohibited from carrying a firearm.

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