CARBONDALE — Alphonso Pierre Allison, 47, of Carbondale, also known as “Pierre,” “P” and “Perry,” was sentenced to federal prison on April 10 for drug and firearm offenses, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce.
Allison pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and heroin, unlawful distribution of heroin and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. He was sentenced to 188 months in prison followed by eight years supervised release and was fined $600. The offenses occurred 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 Murphysboro residence, they located over 18 grams of crack cocaine, 19 grams of heroin, cannabis, a large amount of U.S. currency and a loaded .22-caliber revolver. When agents later executed a search warrant at Allison’s Carbondale residence, they located nine grams of crack cocaine, 9.5 grams of heroin and a large amount of U.S. currency.
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, according to the release.
The investigation was conducted by Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Murphysboro and Carbondale police departments. Jackson County States Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation.