BENTON — On June 14, 2016, Keenon J. Farr, a/k/a “Keeno,” 32, of Murphysboro, was sentenced for a crack cocaine offense, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, James L. Porter, announced today.
Farr, who had previously pleaded guilty to an indictment charging conspiracy to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, was sentenced to 125 months in federal prison, to be followed by 8 years’ supervised release, and fined $500.00.
The offense occurred between October 2014 and July 2015, in Williamson and Jackson Counties. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Farr was involved with others in the distribution of crack cocaine in the Marion and Carbondale areas.
During the investigation, Farr sold crack cocaine to confidential sources working for law enforcement. At sentencing, the judge found that Farr was responsible for the distribution of 525.12 grams of crack cocaine and 24.78 grams of cocaine.
Co-defendants Tommy T. Langston and Tammy R. Whitton have each previously been sentenced to terms of 120 months for their role in the crack cocaine conspiracy. One co-defendant has pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing. One co-defendant has pled not guilty and is awaiting trial.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group, Drug Enforcement Administration, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, and Carbondale Police Department. The Williamson and Jackson County State’s Attorneys’ Offices also assisted in the investigation.