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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Carbondale Man Sentenced For Firearm Offense

On December 16, 2014, Travis D. Bailey, 30, was sentenced for a federal firearm violation, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Bailey, who had previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment, charging Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, was sentenced to 84 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and fined $200.00. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that, on March 7, 2014, Carbondale police officers executed a search warrant at Bailey’s Carbondale residence. In Bailey’s backpack, officers located approximately three pounds of marihuana and a stolen firearm. At the residence, officers also located additional marihuana, packaged for distribution, along with digital scales, drug packaging materials, and United States currency. At the time of the March 2014 offense, Bailey had three prior felony marihuana convictions and was prohibited from possessing firearms.

The investigation was conducted by the Carbondale Police Department. The Jackson 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.

Updated February 19, 2015