Jackson County Man Sentenced for Drug and Firearm Offenses
On April 10, 2018, Alphonso Pierre Allison, 47, a/k/a "Pierre," "P," and "Perry," of Carbondale, was sentenced to federal prison for drug and firearm offenses, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, announced today. Allison, who had previously pled guilty to a three-count superseding indictment charging conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and heroin, unlawful distribution of heroin, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, was sentenced to 188 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by 8 years’ supervised release, and was fined $600.00. The offenses occurred between 2015 and July 2016 in Jackson County.
Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Allison was involved with others in the distribution of crack cocaine and heroin in Murphysboro and Carbondale. On March 31, 2016, Allison sold heroin to a confidential source working for law enforcement. When agents executed a search warrant at Allison’s Murphysboro residence, they located over 18 grams of crack cocaine, 19 grams of heroin, cannabis, a large amount of U.S. currency, and a loaded .22 caliber revolver. When agents later executed a search warrant at Allison’s Carbondale residence, they located 9 grams of crack cocaine, 9.5 grams of heroin, and a large amount of U.S. currency. At sentencing, the district judge found that Allison was responsible for the distribution of 168.25 grams of crack cocaine and 135 grams of heroin. Allison received an enhanced sentence based on his classification as an Armed Career Criminal.
The investigation was conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, and Carbondale Police Department. The Jackson County States Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.