Williamson County Resident Sentenced For Drug Offense

(BENTON, IL) — A Williamson County man was recently sentenced in U.S. District Court on a federal drug offense. U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton says 45-year-old Corinthus Bevely, who had previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine, was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release and fined $850. The offense occurred between March and December of last year in Williamson County. Wigginton says evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Bevely was involved with others in the distribution of cocaine and crack cocaine. On multiple occasions, Bevely sold cocaine and crack cocaine to confidential sources working for law enforcement. Bevely received an enhanced sentence based on his classification as a career offender.