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MT. VERNON, IL MAN SENTENCED ON GUN AND DRUG RELATED CHARGES

Larry D. Mays, 63, of Mt. Vernon, IL, was recently sentenced to federal prison on gun and drug related charges,

Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today. On May 25, 2017, Mays was sentenced to 84 months of imprisonment and three years’ supervised release following his imprisonment. Mays had previously pleaded guilty to three counts in a federal indictment.

Count 1 charged that on June 28, 2016, in Jefferson County, Mays was a convicted felon in possession of three separate firearms, in and affecting interstate and foreign commerce, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1). Count 2 charged that on June 28, 2016, in Jefferson County, Mays knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute marihuana in violation of federal law. Count 3 charged that on June 28, 2016, in Jefferson County, Mays knowingly and intentionally possessed 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.