Robert Banks, of Country Club Hills, was sentenced to 30 years in jail and 10 years supervised released for dealing cocaine and marijuana, according to Ronald J. Tenpas, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.

Banks, who had previously pled guilty to conspiracy and distribution charges, also was fined $1400.

The violations took place between 1998 and Feb. 22, 2003, in Jackson and Williamson counties. Banks received an enhanced sentence because a firearm was used during the drug offenses. His sentence was further enhanced based on his use of a juvenile during the drug conspiracy.

The case was assigned to assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.

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