The punishment for drug crimes in Illinois
A federal prison inmate in Marion has pleaded guilty to possessing marijuana while incarcerated.
Raydale R. Mitchell, 48, was caught with the drug in November 2017 at the U.S. Penitentiary in Marion, a news release from U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft’s office stated.
A grand jury charged Mitchell with the offense in August and he pleaded guilty to it on Tuesday, the release stated.
Mitchell was already serving a 14-year sentence for heroin distribution. According to the release, he faces 5 additional years in prison for the marijuana offense.
Mitchell’s sentencing is set for March 20, 2019, at the U.S. Courthouse in Benton.