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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 2, 2015

Franklin County Resident Sentenced For Heroin Offense

On July 1, 2015, George A. Mayo, 34, of West Frankfort, Illinois, was sentenced for his involvement in a heroin conspiracy, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Mayo, who had previously pled guilty to an indictment charging conspiracy to distribute heroin, was sentenced to 90 months in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years’ supervised release. Johnson was fined $300.00. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Mayo and co-defendant Frank Johnson, a/k/a "Moe," were involved together in the distribution of heroin in the Elkville and West Frankfort areas between 2012 and January 2014. At sentencing, the district court determined that Mayo was responsible for the distribution of approximately 309 grams of heroin. Johnson was previously sentenced to 108 months in prison for his role in the heroin conspiracy.

The investigation was conducted by the Southern Illinois Enforcement and Drug Enforcement Administration. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, West Frankfort Police Department, and Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation.

The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.

Updated July 2, 2015