Illinois: Anthony Wisham Sentenced for Multiple Crimes

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

East St. Louis, IL (STL.NewsAnthony 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.

The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by the Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.