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Fairview Heights Man Pleads To Firearm Offense

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

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today that Quinten M. Allen, 24, of Fairview Heights, pled guilty in the federal district court in East St. Louis on November 19, 2013, to the charge of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Court proceedings show that on February 5, 2013, in East St. Louis, Allen knowingly possessed a firearm - one SCCY, model CPX-1, 9 mm. caliber, semi-automatic pistol with ten (10) rounds of 9 mm. caliber ammunition. Previously on July 26, 2012, Allen was convicted of the felony offense of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in St. Clair County, Illinois.

Allen is scheduled for sentencing on April 7, 2014 and faces maximum penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and up to 3 years of supervised release.

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The case was investigated by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Liam Coonan.

Updated February 19, 2015