A high-ranking gang member previously convicted for his role in a fatal drive-by shooting was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday for dealing drugs and guns in the South Shore neighborhood.
U.S. District Judge Charles Kocoras sentenced Gilbert Spiller to 20 years in federal prison Wednesday, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.
Spiller, 37, a self-admitted "general" in the Black P Stone Nation, pleaded guilty in September 2012 to two counts of selling crack cocaine and one count of illegally selling a firearm, according to a statement from federal prosecutors.
He admitted selling 62.2 grams of crack cocaine on July 13, 2011, and 59.2 grams of crack on July 21, 2011, to an informant in the 7800 block of South Kingston — an area he and his associates called "Terror Town," the U.S. Attorney's office said.
Spiller also sold the same informant a .40 caliber handgun on Oct. 18, 2011, according to the U.S. Attorney's office, which said Spiller knew he was selling the gun to a felon on parole. But he sold the gun because he believed it would be used to settle a score with rival gang members.
Authorities said Spiller joined the Black P Stone Nation when he was in grade school and has been convicted of aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated battery of a Chicago Police officer.
He has admitted to shooting at people 5-10 times, and one of his convictions was from a drive-by shooting that left one person dead and four others injured.
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