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Press Release

Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced for Williamson County Drug Offense

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

Leonard M. (“Lenny”) Falcone, 51, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, has been sentenced to 140 months in 
prison on a federal methamphetamine violation, U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft announced today. 
Earlier this year, Falcone pleaded guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to 
distribute methamphetamine.

Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Falcone was involved with numerous 
others in the distribution of methamphetamine in Williamson, Franklin, and Jefferson Counties. At 
sentencing, the judge found that Falcone was responsible for the distribution of approximately 125 
grams of ice (methamphetamine with a purity level of at least 80%). Falcone received an enhanced 
sentence because he possessed a dangerous weapon during the offense, which occurred between 
September 2017 and May 31, 2018.

Falcone’s sentence includes three years of supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group. The Jefferson  County 
Sheriff’s  Office,  Mt.  Vernon  Police  Department,  Illinois  State  Police, and
Williamson County States Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation.

Updated July 19, 2019