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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Illinois

For Immediate Release

Friday, November 15, 2019
Steven D. Weinhoeft
, United States Attorney
Contact: Nathan D. Stump

$50 Profit for Crimes Leads to 50 Months in Prison for Greenville Man

A Greenville man who made $50 from his crimes will repay each dollar with a month in prison. Aeron Michael Davis, 28, has been sentenced to 50 months imprisonment and three years of supervised release for methamphetamine distribution and for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Court documents establish that on Feb. 21, 2017, Davis, a previously convicted felon, facilitated the sale of a .22 caliber pistol by another man, Wade Garrett McWhorter. Davis received $30 for his part. Six days later, Davis helped arrange for a buyer to purchase under 5 grams of pure methamphetamine, commonly known as "ice," from McWhorter. For his efforts on that occasion, Davis received another $20.

McWhorter and Davis were charged in the same indictment. Davis pleaded guilty in July to the two counts in which he was named. The following month, McWhorter pleaded guilty to all six charges against him – three counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and three more counts of distributing methamphetamine. He is due to be sentenced on Dec. 11, 2019.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation leading to the charges in this case.


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