EAST ST. LOUIS — An Alton man was sentenced to about eight years in federal prison Tuesday for selling crack cocaine.
In a press release, U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton said Steven Foster, 28, pleaded guilty on July 25 to two counts of selling crack cocaine. According to evidence introduced at his change of plea hearing, Foster sold a gram of crack cocaine to a police informant in Alton on Jan. 14, 2014, and again on Jan. 15, 2014.
Under applicable federal sentencing guidelines, Foster was categorized as a “career offender” because of his two earlier state convictions for selling cocaine in 2011.
Foster has been continuously confined since his arrest in January 2014.
The investigation which resulted in Foster’s arrest and conviction was conducted by the Alton Police Department.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert L. Garrison.