Centralia man sentenced to IDOC on gun and drug charges

MARION COUNTY — A 27-year-old Centralia man was sentenced today in Marion County Court to 6-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, after he pleaded guilty to drug and firearms charges.

Brodrick Currie was arrested in March after Centralia police responded to a call to assist a federal parole agent checking on Currie.

While performing his check the agent found two loaded weapons and an extra magazine of ammunition, just over a gram of heroin, a scale, and other drug items.

Currie was formally charged with two counts Class 2 felony possession of a firearm with a prior conviction and Class 1 felony delivery of between 1-15 grams of heroin. The Class 1 heroin charge was reduced last week to Class 2 felony possession of narcotics, and Currie pleaded guilty today to that charge and one of the two firearms charges, in exchange for the other being dismissed.

He was sentenced to 6-years in prison on each count to be served concurrently and with any possible federal parole violation sentence if any.

Currie will be given credit for time served and day-for-day credit once in IDOC custody. Once released from prison, he will have to serve 3-years mandatory supervised release, otherwise known as parole.