JACKSON CO. – A Carbondale man has been sentenced to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for meth possession, followed by two years of mandatory supervised release.
Jackson County State’s Attorney Michael Carr announced Monday 49-year-old James D. Brown pleaded guilty Wednesday in Jackson County Court to possession of 15 to 100 grams of methamphetamine, a Class 1 felony. Brown has an extensive criminal history which includes residential burglary, burglary, theft, drugs and weapons offenses.
According to Carr on Dec. 1, 2019, Carbondale Police were sent to AAA Auto Sales in Carbondale for a report of a vehicle crash. On arrival, officers saw a PT Cruiser which had crashed into three cars parked and for sale on AAA’s lot. The driver was later identified as Brown, who initially provided officers with a fake name and date-of-birth. Once properly identified, officers learned Brown had a revoked driver’s license and two active out-of-county warrants.
During a search of Brown’s person incident to arrest, officers located two baggies of methamphetamine, a bag containing a small amount of crack cocaine, and a handful of pills in his jacket pocket. The baggies of methamphetamine each weighed approximately 14 grams.
The investigation was conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.