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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Collinsville Man Sentenced To Prison For Possession Of Stolen Firearm And Possession Of Firearm By User Of Marijuana

A Collinsville, Illinois, man was sentenced today to a prison term by the federal district court for possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a user of marijuana, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced.

Michael C. Campbell, 54, was sentenced to 24 months in prison to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, a $200 special assessment, and a fine of $7500, following his plea of guilty, on June 12, 2012, to an Indictment charging him with Possession of a Stolen Firearm, and Possession of a Firearm by a User of Marijuana. The charges relate to an incident that occurred on December 21, 2011, in Collinsville, Illinois, when investigating agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives learned that Campbell had purchased a stolen firearm from Jason Simmons, who pled guilty to similar charges on May 31, 2012. Documents filed with the Court indicate that Simmons received over 90 stolen firearms from a person in Missouri who had given the guns to Simmons for storage. Simmons sold one of the stolen firearms to Campbell, who knew that it had been stolen. Campbell also admitted to being a daily user of marijuana.

Simmons was sentenced last December, to 46 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release, a $300 special assessment, and a $750 fine.

The case was investigated by members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen B. Clark.

Updated February 19, 2015