For Immediate Release
Man Sentenced To Federal Prison for Drug Conspiracy and Firearm Offense
Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that Christopher Jenkins, 42, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge David R. Herndon to 108 months in federal prison for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute at least 15 kilograms of cocaine and using or carrying firearms in furtherance of the drug conspiracy.
According to court documents, in July 2013, Jenkins agreed with two men to rob a drug stash house containing cocaine. Jenkins and another codefendant brought two loaded firearms with them to assist in the robbery. ATF agents, who had been investigating Jenkins and his codefendants’ plans to commit the robbery, arrested the three men in St. Louis. Jenkins was charged in federal court in East St. Louis, Illinois and pled guilty.
There is no parole in the federal prison system. In addition to the prison sentence, Judge Herndon also sentenced Jenkins to serve a total of five years of supervised release and to pay $200 in court fees.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated the case and Assistant United States Attorney Monica A. Stump prosecuted the case.