JEFFERSON COUNTY — A 35-year-old Mt. Vernon man was sentenced Tuesday in Jefferson County Court to 4-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, after he pleaded guilty to the lesser of two felony narcotics charges.
Vincent Davis was arrested in August 2013 as part of a Jefferson County drug sweep that resulted in the arrests of 22 people.
Davis was picked up on a warrant alleging unlawful delivery of controlled substance – crack cocaine, within 1,000 ft of a school, and unlawful delivery of a controlled substance — cocaine, within 1,000 ft of a park.
He was ultimately charged in court with Class 1 felony possession of narcotics near a school or park and Class 2 felony possession of narcotics.
Davis pleaded guilty to the Class 2 felony charge in exchange for the Class 1 felony charge being dismissed.
He was additionally sentenced to a concurrent 4-years in prison on a 2010 case in which he was charged with similar Class 1 and Class 2 charges. He again entered a guilty plea on the Class 2 count in exchange for the more serious charge being dismissed.