A Belleville resident federal prosecutors have called a “sleeping drug dealer” pleaded guilty to three felony drug and gun charges Tuesday.
Kevin L. Burris admitted to selling crack cocaine for profit twice, once on May 28th, 2015 and again five days later, according to Acting Southern Illinois U.S. Attorney James Porter.
Burris, 42, further admitted he was armed with a .357-caliber revolver when police found him asleep at the wheel of a running car in the middle of a Belleville street on Oct. 29. As a previously-convicted felon, Burris is not legally allowed to possess firearms.
The drug counts each carry maximum penalties of 20 years in prison, $1 million fines and three years of supervised release. The gun count carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release.
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Sentencing for Burris is scheduled for August 30.