West Frankfort man sentenced on federal heroin conspiracy charge

BENTON — A West Frankfort Man was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Benton Wednesday for his involvement in a heroin conspiracy.

U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton says 34-year-old George Mayo, who had previously pled guilty to an indictment charging conspiracy to distribute heroin, was sentenced to 90 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release.

Johnson was fined $300. Wigginton says evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Mayo and co-defendant Frank Johnson were involved together in the distribution of heroin in the Elkville and West Frankfort areas between 2012 and January of last year.

At sentencing, the district court determined that Mayo was responsible for the distribution of approximately 309 grams of heroin. Johnson was previously sentenced to 108 months in prison for his role in the heroin conspiracy.