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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Central District of Illinois

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
James A. Lewis
, United States Attorney
Contact: Sharon Paul

Kankakee Felon To Serve 12 Years In Federal Prison For Drug, Gun Charges

Urbana, Ill. - B Brian K. Dalton, 35, was sentenced late yesterday, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, to serve 12 years in federal prison for distribution of crack cocaine and illegal possession of a firearm by a felon, as announced by U.S. Attorney Jim Lewis, Central District of Illinois. Dalton remains on bond and was ordered to report to the federal Bureau of Prisons on Feb. 9, 2016, to begin serving his sentence.    

Dalton, who previously lived in St. Paul, Minn., pled guilty on June 3, 2015, to distribution of 28 grams or more of crack cocaine in the Kankakee, Ill., area on Jan. 26, 2012, and to possession of a firearm by a felon in February 2012. According to court documents, Dalton possessed a loaded .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol with an obliterated serial number.  At the time of the offenses, Dalton had prior drug convictions in Kankakee County.

The case is the result of ongoing investigations related to gun violence in the Kankakee area by the Kankakee Area Project Safe Neighborhoods Task Force, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Kankakee Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugene L. Miller.



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