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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Jefferson County Man Sentenced To 162 Months On Crack Cocaine Charges

Kenez K. Parks, 28, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, was sentenced to 162 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years’ supervised release, and fined $150, on crack cocaine charges, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Parks had previously pleaded guilty to three counts in a federal indictment. Count 1 charged that on August 8, 2013, in Jefferson County, Parks knowingly and intentionally distributed crack cocaine. Count 2 charged that on August 9, 2013, in Jefferson County, Parks knowingly and intentionally distributed crack cocaine. Count 3 charged that on August 12, 2013, in Jefferson County, Parks knowingly and intentionally distributed crack cocaine.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Joint Narcotics Unit of the Mt. Vernon Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.

The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.

Updated March 3, 2015