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Jefferson County Man Sentenced for Firearm and Heroin Offenses

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


On December 21, 2016, L C Richardson, a/k/a "L.C. Richardson," 38, of Mt. Vernon, was sentenced to federal prison for firearm and heroin offenses, Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Richardson, who had previously pled guilty to a three-count indictment charging one count of Unlawful Distribution of Heroin and two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, was sentenced to 235 months imprisonment, 3 years supervised release, and was fined $900.00.

The offenses occurred on January 22, 2016, and January 25, 2016, in Mt. Vernon. Richardson received an enhanced sentence based on his classification as an Armed Career Criminal.

At the time of the offenses, Richardson was on supervised release for a 1998 federal conviction for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. The District Court revoked Richardson’s supervised release on the prior drug case and sentenced him to an additional term of 15 months imprisonment. The District Court ordered that Richardson’s two sentences be served consecutively, for a total term of 250 months imprisonment.

The investigation was conducted by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Mt. Vernon Police Department, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The Jefferson County States Attorney’s Offices also assisted in the investigation.


Updated December 22, 2016

Drug Trafficking
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