Belleville Man Sentenced For Cocaine And Heroin Distribution

(EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) — Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that Tyrone D. Heard, 41, of Belleville, Illinois was sentenced to 151 months of imprisonment on June 19, 2017 for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and heroin. At his change of plea hearing on January 31, 2017, Heard admitted that he had possessed cocaine and heroin at an O’Fallon, Illinois motel on February 28, 2016, and that he intended to sell 16 grams of black tar heroin and 55 grams of cocaine. The investigation which resulted in Heard’s arrest and sentence was conducted by the O’Fallon Illinois Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Garrison.