EAST ST. LOUIS — A Granite City man was sentenced Wednesday to 12 1/2 years in federal prison on methamphetamine charges, U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton said in a press release Thursday.
Ronald J. Wiggins, 35, pleaded guilty Sept. 3 in U.S. District Court to three federal charges: maintaining drug-related premises, distribution of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
Upon release from prison, Wiggins will be required to serve a term of three years on supervised release.
At his change of plea hearing in September, Wiggins admitted had his residence to distribute methamphetamine throughout 2013. Wiggins also admitted he sold methamphetamine to a police informant on June 13, 2013, and again on June 19, 2013, in Granite City.
The investigation was conducted by the Granite City Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
The case was assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert L. Garrison.