Marion Man Connected to 2016 Carbondale Police Officer Shooting Sentenced

Murphysboro – A Marion man charged in a drug ring with ties to the shooting of a police officer is set to spend the next two decades in prison. Christian Reichert was found guilty in July of Class 1 felony conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver cannabis involving more than 5,000 grams cannabis and Class X felony cannabis trafficking involving more than 5,000 grams of cannabis. He’s required to serve at least half of a 23 year sentence. Prosecutors say that Reichert moved several dozen pounds of marijuana over the course of a year and a half. That ended in¬†August 2016, shortly after the shooting of Carbondale officer Trey Harris. Alex Karcher faces charges in that shooting.¬† In his last court hearing, Karcher’s lawyer said they’re working toward a plea deal. Karcher is due back in court next month.