Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced on Felony Meth Possession

Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced on Felony Meth Possession

A 48-year-old Mt. Vernon man was sentenced Wednesday in Jefferson County Court to six years in prison after he pleaded guilty earlier this year to felony meth possession.

Richard Burns pleaded guilty in April to Class 1 felony possession of between 15 and 100 grams of methamphetamine in exchange for a Class X felony charge of delivery of between 15 and 100 grams of meth, and Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance being dismissed.

In addition to the six year prison sentence, Burns will have to serve two years mandatory supervised release at the end of his prison term, and pay nearly $3,900 in fines and fees.

He was arrested on the charges in June 2016 members of the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office High Risk Team executed a narcotics search warrant at his Mt. Vernon home.

The search resulted in the recovery of quantities of crystal methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, cannabis, schedule III prescription narcotics, and drug paraphernalia.