Harrisburg Man Sentenced To Over 17 Years In Prison For Crack Cocaine And Firearm Offenses
Remus Octavris Henning, 35, of Harrisburg, Illinois, was sentenced today in United States District Court in Benton to a total term of 211 months in prison for possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute it and carrying a loaded .45 caliber firearm during and in relation to that crime, announced Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. The offenses occurred on July 20, 2012, in Harrisburg. On that date, while being taken into custody on an outstanding warrant by the Harrisburg Police Department, officers found approximately 16 grams of crack cocaine in numerous individually wrapped packages in his pocket and a loaded .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol in his waistband.
In addition to the term of imprisonment, Henning was ordered to pay the United States fines and special assessments totaling $400, was placed on a 5 year term of supervised release to follow his incarceration, and the firearm and ammunition he possessed was forfeited to the United States. Henning was returned to the custody of the United States Marshal to await designation by the Federal Bureau of Prisons to one of its facilities.
The case was investigated by the Carmi office of the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James M. Cutchin.