Man Sentenced To Nearly Six Years For Gun Charge

Williamson County, Ill. – A man will see nearly six years in prison for a federal weapons charge.

29-year-old Sherman Allen Jr. was sentenced yesterday to 71 months in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

Authorities say a Lorcin .25 caliber pistol was found at Allen’s home during a search in July 2013. There was also evidence of drug distribution with digital scales and drug packaging equipment.