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Cahokia Man Sentenced for Heroin, Methamphetamine and Firearms Offenses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois


On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, Jovon C. Dolly, age 37, of Cahokia was sentenced to a term of 12 months and one day in federal prison for Distribution of Heroin, Methamphetamine and Possession of Firearms by a Felon.

Dolly pled guilty to the federal charges on May 19, 2016. At his change of plea hearing, Dolly admitted that he had sold heroin to a police confidential informant in East St. Louis on two occasions in March 2016, and that he had sold methamphetamine on a third occasion. When Dolly was arrested on March 13, 2016, police seized a loaded revolver and a shotgun from his residence in East St. Louis. Dolly admitted that these firearms belonged to him, and that he had been convicted of a felony prior to his arrest on the federal charges.

Dolly has been continuously confined in federal custody since his arrest. The investigation which resulted in Dolly’s arrest and conviction was conducted by officers assigned to the Illinois State Police Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southern Illinois (MEGSI). The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Garrison.

Updated October 11, 2016

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