An Alton man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a December 2014 two-count federal grand jury indictment for cocaine distribution.
In a press release, U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton said Jason Edwards, 27, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of cocaine on Feb. 20, 2014, in Madison County and one count of distribution of cocaine on Sept. 5, 2014, in Madison County. The offenses are violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act.
Count 1 and 2 carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine and not less than three years’ supervised release. All counts require an assessment of $100.
Information leading to the charges against Edwards was obtaining in an investigation conducted by the Alton Police Department. This case is being handled by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Vanessa T. Lu.