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
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.