ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Atoris Jaquez Slater, 28, of the 1700 block of 25th Street, Rock Island, Ill., was sentenced today to a total of 120 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. ) and tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”); possession of a firearm as a felon; and possession of a firearm in furtherance of the crime of drug trafficking. The sentence consists of concurrent 60-month prison terms for drug trafficking and firearm possession, followed by consecutive 60-month prison terms for drug trafficking felony possession of a firearm.
Slater pleaded guilty in July 2021. Slater was subject to the following statutory penalties: 1) possession with intent to distribute a detectable amount of crack and THC: up to 20 years in prison; 2) for committing a firearm crime: a maximum of 10 years imprisonment, and; 3) possession of a firearm for the purpose of facilitating the commission of the crime of drug trafficking: five years to life imprisonment.
The Rock Island Police Department; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Drug Control Office investigated the case. Assistant US Attorney Jennifer Mathew represented the government in the prosecution.