For Immediate Release
Matteson, Illinois, Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
For Crack Cocaine Distribution and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime
HAMMOND- Lavell Gordon, 30, of Matteson, Illinois, was sentenced by Judge Simon to 120 months in prison following his guilty plea to one count of distribution of crack cocaine and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.
According to documents in the case, in the spring of 2019, Gordon sold an undercover confidential informant crack cocaine on five separate occasions. On May 29, 2019, in Hammond, Indiana, during the last of these five crack cocaine sales, Gordon received two firearms in exchange for the crack cocaine, after which he was immediately arrested. He has five prior felony convictions, including convictions for armed robbery, aggravated robbery, burglary, larceny of a firearm, and resisting a peace officer.
This case is the result of the investigative efforts of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives HIDTA Task Force. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Padilla.