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Heroin Dealer Sentenced to Eight Years

Springfield resident Kenneth Neal, 32, of the 1800 block of Stanhope Road, has been sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough to 100 months in prison, to be followed by six years of supervised release, for distributing 110 grams of heroin between December 2019 and February 2020.

Neal has been detained since his arrest and is presently serving a previously imposed state sentence in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

The statutory penalties for distribution of heroin after having previously been convicted of a qualifying prior offense are: not more than 30 years in prison, not more than a $2,000,000 fine, and not less than six years of supervised release.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and Springfield Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Z. Weir represented the government in the prosecution.


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