CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Sikeston man was sentenced Tuesday on charges of distributing cocaine base.
Sylvester Sims, 47, appearing before U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber, was sentenced to 87 months on four felony counts of distributing cocaine base.
On four seperate occasions, Jan. 9, 2001; Feb. 1, 2001; and twice on Jan. 9, 2002; Sims sold cocaine base, also known as "crack cocaine," to a confidential informant in Sikeston.
United States attorney Raymond W. Gruender praised the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Scott County Sheriff's Department and the SEMO Drug Task Force for their work on the case. Assistant United States Attorney Paul W. Hahn handled the prosecution for the government.