Pictured: Corey Frierson
JEFFERSON COUNTY – A 36-year-old Mississippi man was sentenced Tuesday in Jefferson County Court to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to one of two Class X felony drug charges against him.
Corey Frierson was arrested in July 2020 in connection with an Illinois State Police investigation into drug trafficking. He was subsequently charged with Class X felony trafficking of a controlled substance and possession with the intent to distribute more than 900 grams of fentanyl and his bail was set at $500,000.
Frierson was the second person in one week from Mississippi to be arrested and charged in Jefferson County Court with drug trafficking charges.
Brandi Tate was charged before Frierson with Class X felony controlled substance trafficking and Class X felony manufacture with the intent to distribute more than 900 grams of fentanyl. Tate posted bond a few days after her arrest and is next scheduled to appear in Jefferson County Court on the charges February 17.