Carbondale Man Sentenced for Drug and Firearm Offenses

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – A Carbondale man was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to federal prison for drug and firearm offenses.

According to court records, 47-year-old Alphonso Pierre Allison, who had previously pled guilty to a three-count superseding indictment charging conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and heroin, unlawful distribution of heroin, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, was sentenced to 188 months in prison to be followed by 8 years of supervised release. He was also fined $600. 

The offenses happened between 2015 and July 2016 in Jackson County.   

Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Allison was involved with others in the distribution of crack cocaine and heroin in Murphysboro and Carbondale. On March 31, 2016, Allison sold heroin to a confidential source working for law enforcement. 

When agents executed a search warrant at Allison’s home in Murphysboro, they found over 18 grams of crack cocaine, 19 grams of heroin, cannabis, a large amount of cash and a loaded .22 caliber revolver. 

When agents later executed a search warrant at Allison’s home in Carbondale, they found 9 grams of crack cocaine, 9.5 grams of heroin and a large amount of cash. 

At sentencing, the district judge found that Allison was responsible for the distribution of 168.25 grams of crack cocaine and 135 grams of heroin. 

Allison received an enhanced sentence based on his classification as an Armed Career Criminal.     

The investigation was conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the Murphysboro Police Department and the Carbondale Police Department. The Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.