Fugitive Leader of Drug Trafficking Operation Sentenced to Thirty Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Cocaine into Southern Illinois
On November 24, 2015, Corinthus Bevely, a/k/a "Rent," 45, of Marion, Illinois was sentenced for a federal drug offense, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.
Bevely, who had previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine, was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and fined $850.00. The offense occurred between March 2014 and December 2014, in Williamson County. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Bevely was involved with others in the distribution of cocaine and crack cocaine. On multiple occasions, Bevely sold cocaine and crack cocaine to confidential sources working for law enforcement. Bevely received an enhanced sentence based on his classification as a Career Offender.
The investigation was conducted by the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group. The Williamson County State’s Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation.
The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.