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Centerville Man Sentenced for Firearm and Heroin Offenses

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


Reginald J. Coleman, 26, of Centreville, Illinois was sentenced on March 3, 2017 to 46 months of imprisonment for possession with intent to distribute heroin and for being a felon in possession of a firearm, Donald S. Boyce, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Coleman pled guilty to the two federal charges on September 30, 2016. At his change of plea hearing in September, Coleman admitted that he had possessed heroin packaged for sale, and three firearms, at his mother’s Centreville residence on October 14, 2015. Coleman was arrested during the course of a state "parole compliance check." He has been continuously confined on state and federal charges since his arrest in October, 2015.

The investigation which resulted in Coleman’s arrest and conviction was conducted by the federal Bureau of Alcohol and Firearms and by the St. Clair County Probation Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Garrison.

Updated March 3, 2017

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses