Three Southern Illinois Residents Plead Guilty To Crack Cocaine Offense

(BENTON, IL) –Three Southern Illinois men recently pled guilty to a crack cocaine offense in U.S. District Court. Acting U.S. Attorney James Porter says 32-year-old Keenon J. Farr and 30-year-old Roderick L. McClain – both of Carbondale – and 38-year-old Tommy T. Langston of Herrin pled guilty to a one-count superseding indictment charging conspiracy to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine. The indictment alleges that the offense happened between October 2014 and July of last year in Jackson and Williamson counties. Evidence at the plea hearings established that the three men were involved with each other and others in the distribution of crack cocaine. During the investigation, the three co-defendants sold crack cocaine to confidential sources working for law enforcement. Farr, McClain, and Langston are being held without bond pending sentencing hearings in June. Farr and Langston are facing penalties of 10 years to life in prison, to be followed by 8 years of supervised release and a fine of up to $8 million. McClain is facing a penalty of 5 to 40 years in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release and a fine of up to $5 million.