MURPHYSBORO — Jackson County State’s Attorney Joseph A. Cervantez announced today that Jeffrey D. Chism, age 36 of Carbondale, Illinois, was sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections after being found guilty to Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, a Class 1 felony, in Jackson County Circuit Court. Chism was also found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Class 4 felony.

The charges arise from an incident that occurred in Carbondale, Illinois, on January 20, 2020, when agents from the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force and the Illinois State Police executed a search warrant at a residence in Carbondale and located Chism inside the residence with 3.6 grams of crack cocaine packaged for resale along with a large amount of U.S. currency and other items used for the purpose of selling controlled substances.

Chism was sentenced to fourteen (14) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by one (1) year of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Assistant State’s Attorney Andrew Suthard was responsible for the prosecution in this matter.

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