Cahokia man sent to federal prison for illegal firearm possessio -

Cahokia man sent to federal prison for illegal firearm possession

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CAHOKIA, Ill. ( - A Cahokia man was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison Wednesday after being convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm, violating federal law.

Jeremy L. Harris, 25, of Cahokia, Illinois, pleaded guilty to the charge on May 15, 2015. He has been in custody since his arrest on December 24, 2014. Court documents said a federal search warrant gave investigators authority to search Harris’s cellphone. The search revealed an image of Harris holding a rifle while carrying two pistols in his waistband. The picture was taken in an East St. Louis residence between April 2014 and June 9, 2014. On June 9, 2014, law enforcement seized the rifle while executing a federal search warrant at the same East St. Louis residence.

Harris was also sentenced to three years supervised after his release from prison, a $300 fine and a $100 special assessment. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kit Morrissey handled the case.

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