Evansville man sentenced to prison after conviction for drug, gun charges in Posey Co.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - An Evansville man will serve prison time after being convicted on drug and gun charges in Posey County.
According to a release, 46-year-old Christopher Monks was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple charges.
Officials say those charges include unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of meth and possession of paraphernalia.
A release shows at sentencing Monks admitted to possessing a gun, less than five grams of meth and a smoking pipe in Posey Co. back in October of 2022. Monks also admitted that he is classified as a “serious violent felon” under Indiana law due to a prior conviction.
This all stems from October 6, 2022, when Mount Vernon Police Department was called to Port and Bluff Road for a 911 hang-up call.
When officers arrived, they say they found a vehicle occupied by Monks and a passenger.
Officers say during the investigation they discovered Monks had an active arrest warrant out of Vanderburgh County.
According to a release, a gun, meth and drug paraphernalia were all found inside the vehicle.
Officials say Monks will be taken to the Indiana Department of Correction to serve his sentence.
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