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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Champaign Man Sentenced to 294 Months in Prison for Drug and Firearm Possession

Urbana, Ill. – A Champaign, Ill. man, Quintez Turner, 41, has been sentenced to 294 months for possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking offense, possessing heroin with intent to distribute, and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

At the sentencing hearing, U.S. District Court Judge Colin S. Bruce found Turner’s extensive criminal history appropriately led to him being classified as a career offender. The government presented evidence of Turner’s involvement in the distribution of narcotics within the Central District of Illinois and his history of violence.

Turner’s sentence follows a guilty plea to all charged offenses.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, Champaign Street Crimes Task Force, and Champaign Police Department investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorney Rachel Ritzer represented the government in the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Updated July 28, 2021