Marion Man Connected to 2016 Carbondale Police Officer Shooting Sentenced

Murphysboro – A Marion man charged in a drug ring with ties to the shooting of a police officer is set to spend the next two decades in prison. Christian Reichert was found guilty in July of Class 1 felony conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver cannabis involving more than 5,000 grams cannabis and Class X felony cannabis trafficking involving more than 5,000 grams of cannabis. He’s required to serve at least half of a 23 year sentence. Prosecutors say that Reichert moved several dozen pounds of marijuana over the course of a year and a half. That ended in August 2016, shortly after the shooting of Carbondale officer Trey Harris. Alex Karcher faces charges in that shooting.  In his last court hearing, Karcher’s lawyer said they’re working toward a plea deal. Karcher is due back in court next month.

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