Chicago Resident Sentenced For Williamson County Drug Conspiracy

(BENTON, IL) — On September 11, 2015, Antuan D. Perkins, a/k/a “Little Man,” was sentenced for a federal drug violation, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced Monday. Perkins, who had previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and heroin, was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years supervised release, and fined $200.00. The district court awarded Perkins 3 months credit for time previously served on a related state case. The offense occurred between 2012 and May 2014, in Williamson County. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings, established that defendant was involved with co-defendant Ahamad Atkins, a/k/a “Omar,” “O,” and others in the distribution of crack cocaine and heroin in Colp, Illinois. On multiple occasions, defendant and Atkins sold crack cocaine and heroin to confidential sources working for law enforcement. At sentencing, the district court found that Perkins was responsible for the distribution of at least 127 grams of heroin and 45 grams of crack cocaine. Perkins received a sentencing enhancement because he possessed firearms during his drug dealing. Co-defendant Atkins was previously sentenced to 216 months in prison for his role in the crack cocaine and heroin offense. The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Southern Illinois Enforcement and Drug Enforcement Administration. The Williamson County State’s Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation. The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.