Carbondale man sentenced to 15 years on armed violence, drug charges

Carbondale man sentenced to 15 years on armed violence, drug charges
Khyco D. L. Parks (pictured) was sentenced to 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. (Source: Jackson County State’s Attorney)

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - The office of Michael C. Carr, Jackson County State’s Attorney released information on the sentence of a Carbondale, Illinois man.

Khyco D. L. Parks, 20 was sentenced to 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for an armed violence charge and three years of conditional discharge on a delivery of methamphetamine charge.

He will also be under a three year period of mandatory supervised release for the armed violence charge.

State officials said on June 18, Carbondale detectives worked with a confidential source to buy 20 methamphetamine pills known as “yops” from Parks.

The incident was the sixth in a series of drug purchases during a two-month investigation.

Officials said during the last buy, Parks was armed with a Taurus .22 caliber revolver.

That same day, detectives used two other confidential sources and purchased the revolver for $130 from Parks.

Parks pleaded guilty to armed violence and unlawful delivery of methamphetamine on Nov. 19.

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