A Carbondale man will serve two years in prison for possessing cocaine.

According to a news release from Michael C. Carr, Jackson County state’s attorney, Terrill A. Walker, 42, was sentenced in Jackson County Circuit Court to the Illinois Department of Corrections after he pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Walker was stopped by a Carbondale officer on Feb. 28 for an alleged traffic offense. During the stop, officers determined that Walker’s driver’s license was suspended, and that he was on federal parole after having been convicted of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and use of a firearm during drug trafficking. Walker was arrested for driving while license suspended, and officers found 1.2 grams of cocaine in Walker’s pocket.

Possession of a controlled substance is a Class 4 felony. Walker was sentenced to serve two years in IDOC, followed by one year of mandatory supervised release. 

— The Southern

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