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Carmi Man Sentenced Thursday on Drug, Gun Charges

CARMI – A Carmi man was sentenced Thursday in White County Court on drug and gun charges.

White County State’s Attorney Denton Aud says 25-year-old Dakota Goodwin was sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with one year of mandatory supervised release for unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon – a Class 3 felony – and five years and ten months in the Illinois Department of Corrections with one year of mandatory supervised release for unlawful possession of a controlled substance – a Class 4 felony. He will also have to pay his court costs.

Aud says Goodwin was on probation in the possession of a controlled substance case when an investigation and arrest by the Carmi Police Department with assistance from the White County Sheriff’s Department determined that he had been in possession of a firearm in September of this year.

Consequently, his probation was revoked in that case with a new sentence entered in it, as well as the sentence entered in the possession of a weapon by a felon case.