A local man has been sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison for selling crack cocaine and heroin in Carbondale and Murphysboro, and also illegally possessing a firearm.
U.S. Attorney Donald S. Boyce announced Thursday that Alphonso Pierre Allison, 47, of Carbondale was sentenced to 188 months in prison following his previous guilty plea to charges of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and heroin, unlawful distribution of heroin, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. The offenses reportedly occurred between 2015 and July 2016 in Jackson County.
Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that on March 31, 2016, Allison sold heroin to a confidential source working for law enforcement. When agents executed a search warrant at Allison's Murphysboro residence, they located more than 18 grams of crack cocaine, 19 grams of heroin, cannabis, a large amount of U.S. currency and a loaded .22 caliber revolver.
When agents later executed a search warrant at Allison's Carbondale residence, they located 9 grams of crack cocaine, 9.5 grams of heroin and a large amount of U.S. currency. At sentencing, the district judge found that Allison was responsible for the distribution of 168.25 grams of crack cocaine and 135 grams of heroin. Allison received an enhanced sentence based on his classification as an armed career criminal.