Centralia Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug, Gun Charges

Centralia Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug, Gun Charges

EAST ST. LOUIS — A Centralia man pleaded guilty Thursday to federal drug and gun related charges.

U.S. Attorney for Illinois’ Southern District Steven D. Weinhoft said in a press release that 48-year-old David Herron pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to distribute and possess meth and heroin, possession with intent to distribute meth, and unlawful possession of a firearm. The conspiracy took place from March of 2018 to April of this year.

Court documents revealed that an FBI Task Force investigated Herron’s narcotics trafficking activities in the Centralia area for several months leading up to his arrest in April 2019. During that time, Herron was out on bond in two separate pending drug-related cases in Marion County. Herron was distributing methamphetamine and heroin from 2 locations in Centralia: a residence and a mobile home.

At the time of his arrest, Herron was in possession of methamphetamine and heroin packaged for sale as he left his residence on Hardin Street in Centralia. A search of his residence revealed over 200 grams of 98% pure methamphetamine and a loaded firearm. As a convicted felon, Herron is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

The conspiracy and drug charges each carry a penalty of 10 years to life imprisonment and not less than 5 years of supervised release. The firearm charge carries a penalty of up to 10 years’ imprisonment and 3 years’ supervised release. Federal inmates typically serve 85% of their prison term. Supervised release follows completion of imprisonment. Sentencing is scheduled for December 19, 2019 at the federal courthouse in East St. Louis. Herron has been detained in the federal system since his April arrest.

Concert Calendar

Sebastian Bach 30th Anniversary Tour @ Delmar Hall

Sebastian Bach 30th Anniversary Tour @ Delmar Hall

Thursday, September 19, 2019 Performing the first record ’SKID ROW’ in it’s entirety ON SALE •  PRICE • GA $30 ADV | $35 DOS AGES • All Ages | $2 Minor Surcharge at Door TIME • Doors 7pm | Show 8pm Tickets available at Suite 100 at The Pageant & Ticketmaster.com

Kid Rock and Hank Williams Jr. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Kid Rock and Hank Williams Jr. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Friday, October 4, 2019 Hot October Nights!       ON SALE • $45 – $149+ Tickets available at LiveNation.com or the Club Fitness Box Office at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre All dates, acts, and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. Tickets may be subject to fees.

Rick Wakeman Grumpy Old Rock Star Tour @ Sheldon Concert Hall

Rick Wakeman Grumpy Old Rock Star Tour @ Sheldon Concert Hall

Sunday, October 6, 2019 ON SALE • $49.50 – $69.50 TIME • Show 7:30pm Up close and personal …. The tour will “combine spellbinding piano music with side-splitting jokes and revealing insights into his 50-plus-year career.” A statement on the tour continues: “Expect an evening of superb musicianship, featuring music from Yes, Rick’s own solo epics…

Local Weather