Man known as 'Gun' sentenced for drug distribution in Williamson Co.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A man known as "Gun" has been sentenced for drug distribution in Williamson County, Illinois.

David T. "Gun" Walls, Jr., 36, of Chicago was sentenced on Thursday, January 14 for a federal drug offense.

Walls previously pleaded guilty to an indictment charging conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and heroin. He was sentenced to a little more than 11 years in federal prison, followed by eight years of supervised release. He was also fined $850.

Evidence at his hearings established that Walls was involved with others in the distribution of heroin and crack cocaine in Williamson County. Walls and others were bringing the drugs from northern Illinois to be distributed in southern Illinois. This happened between 2012 and October 2014.

At sentencing, the district court found that Walls was responsible for the distribution of more than 427 grams of heroin and 714 grams of crack cocaine.

According to James L. Porter, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Walls was given a sentencing enhancement because the group sometimes had guns during the drug offense.

The investigation was conducted by the Southern Illinois Enforcement. The Drug Enforcement Administration and Williamson County State's Attorney's Office helped in the investigation.

The case was assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.

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