A Staunton man has been sentenced to 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for a 2020 incident that recovered drugs and a firearm.
Curtis Faust, 23, pleaded guilty on December 3 to one count of armed violence, according to Macoupin County State’s Attorney Jordan Garrison.
Faust was pulled over on June 25, 2020, by Trooper Dylan Geer of the Illinois State Police. Sergeant Roger Diveley of the Macoupin County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the traffic stop with his K-9 Mac who indicated the presence of illegal drugs.
A search was conducted of Faust’s vehicle and resulted in the discovery of methamphetamine, a loaded .22 high standard pistol revolver with a defaced serial number, and rounds for a .22.
“The sentence is thanks to the efforts of Illinois State Police District 18 and the Macoupin County Sheriff’s Department,” Garrison said, “I would like to thank Trooper Geer and Sgt. Diveley for recognizing the signs of criminal activity and taking the steps necessary to get meth and weapons off the streets.”