A Harrisburg man has plead guilty to federal drug and firearm charges.
Remus Octavris Henning, 34, of Harrisburg pled guilty Friday in United States District Court in Benton to charges that he possessed crack cocaine with intent to distribute it and that he carried a loaded .45 caliber firearm during and in relation to that crime, according to a release from Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.
The offenses occurred on July 20, 2012, in Harrisburg, according to the release.
Sentencing was set for 10 a.m. July 11 at the United States Courthouse in Benton. At that time, Henning faces up to 20 years’ imprisonment, a $1 million fine, and three years to life on supervised release following his incarceration on the crack cocaine charge and a consecutive five years to life, a $250,000 fine, and five years supervised release on the firearm charge.
Henning has been held in the custody of the United States Marshal since his arrest on federal charges in November 2012.
Following the hearing, he was returned to the custody of the Marshal to await sentencing.
The case was investigated by the Carmi office of the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force and the Harrisburg Police Department, with the assistance of the Saline County Sheriff’s Department through its participation in the task force.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James M. Cutchin.