East St. Louis, Ill. – Lloyd Parker, 32, of Hutchinson, Kansas, was sentenced last week to 262
months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine. Parker pled guilty to
the charged conspiracies, as well as distribution and possession of methamphetamine, on March 9,
The crimes took place between 2014 and 2018 and involved the distribution of drugs in East St.
Louis, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; Ontario, California; Houston, Texas; Memphis, Tennessee;
Jackson, Mississippi; and other locations. Overall, the organization was responsible for
the distribution of approximately 240 pounds of methamphetamine and 48 kilograms of cocaine in
the Southern District of Illinois and elsewhere. Parker personally distributed or assisted in the
acquisition of over 60 pounds of methamphetamine and over 5 kilograms of cocaine.
As part of his sentence, Parker was ordered to serve a five-year term of supervised release and pay
a $700 fine. Some of Parker’s alleged co-conspirators were charged in the same case, and several are
still awaiting trial.
This prosecution is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF)
investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers,
money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States
by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the
strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.
This case was investigated by the DEA, the IRS, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the
Illinois State Police, and other law enforcement agencies.
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