Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Donald S. Boyce (argued), Office of the United States Attorney, Fairview Heights, IL, Plaintiff-Appellee.
Daniel P. Reardon, Jr. (argued), Fabbri & Zotos, Paul E. Sims (argued), Stokely Group, St. Louis, MO, Hannah V. Garst (argued), Hannah V. Garst, Chicago, IL, David W. Dugan (argued), Dugan & Diaz, East Alton, IL, for Defendants-Appellants.
Before BAUER, RIPPLE and MANION, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.
BAUER, Circuit Judge.
This is a consolidated appeal from the convictions of four out of fourteen defendants for various offenses stemming from a drug distribution ring in the East St. Louis, Illinois area.
The government began investigating Defendants-Appellants Douglas Farmer, James Ellis, Josiah Compton, and Gerald Howliet in 2003 after learning of their involvement in the distribution of crack, powder cocaine, and marijuana. The investigation included the...
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