Carbondale man sentenced to 5 years on heroin charges

Carbondale man sentenced to 5 years on heroin charges

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - A Carbondale, Illinois man was sentenced to five years for drug charges on Tuesday, January 5.

Courtney Cox, 28, was sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections for unlawful manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, being heroin, after pleading guilty in Jackson County Circuit Court.

During an ongoing investigation, officers with the Carbondale Police Drug Task Force saw Cox's participation in a heroin transaction on Aug. 19, 2015.

On Sept. 3, 2015, he was arrested. At that time, officers say he had an additional baggie of heroin, which tested positive and weighed less than 1 gram.

During his post-Miranda interview, Cox admitted that he was delivering heroin to others.

Cox was sentenced to five years in the DOC, followed by two years of mandatory supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by the Carbondale Police Department. Assistant State's Attorney Mark Hamrock was responsible for the prosecution of the case.

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