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Williamson County Man Sentenced On Federal Firearm Offense

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2014

On July 24, 2014, Sherman L. Allen, Jr., a/k/a “Larue,” 29, of Marion, Illinois, was sentenced on a federal firearm offense, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Allen, who had previously pled guilty to an indictment charging Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, was sentenced to 71 months in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years on supervised release, and fined $200. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that, on July 29, 2013, agents executed a search warrant at a Marion residence where Allen had been residing. Agents located a Lorcin .25 caliber pistol, which Allen admitted was his. Agents also located evidence of drug distribution, including digital scales and drug packaging materials. Because Allen had previously been convicted of a felony, he is prohibited from possessing firearms.

The investigation was conducted by the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The Illinois State Police Special Weapons and Tactics Team and Williamson County State’s Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.

The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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