Central Illinois man sentenced to 30 years in prison

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CHAMPAIGN - A central Illinois man convicted of drug and gun charges has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Officials say Leavell Allen, 35, received the sentence earlier this week.  Authorities say Allen was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, armed violence, and being a habitual criminal with a gun in connection with an incident that occurred in March 2014.

According to police, Allen was arrested after allegedly driving away from authorities during a traffic stop.  Police also say officers found a handgun and cocaine on the path they followed Allen on.

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