Leonard M. “Lenny” Falcone, 51, of Mt Vernon, has been sentenced to 11.5 years in prison on a federal methamphetamine violation. Earlier this year, Falcone pleaded guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to distribute meth.
Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Falcone was involved with numerous others in the distribution of meth in Williamson, Franklin and Jefferson Counties. At sentencing, the judge found that Falcone was responsible for the distribution of approximately 125 grames of ice meth. Falcone received an enhanced sentence because he possessed a dangerous weapon during the offense, which occurred between September 2017 and May 31, 2018.
Falcone’s sentence includes three years of supervised release.
The investigation was conducted by the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group, The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Mt Vernon Police Department, Illinois State Police, and Williamson County States Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation.