A Springfield man will serve 29 years in federal prison for dealing crack cocaine.
Patrick Wallace, 44, received a 24 year sentence for durg charges, plus 5 years for violating his supervised relaese. Police searched Wallace’s home in the 700 block of North 14th street after gaining a search warrant in late 2011. The home wss surrounded by a large security fence and had an alarm system with several surviellance cameras.
Once inside the home, officers found a 73 inch flat screen tv monitoring the survalence cameras. They also found more than 500 grams of crack and cocaine, marijuana, a handgun and $4,300.
A jury convicted Wallace last October for possession with intent to distribute 28 or more grams of crack cocaine in Springfield. Judge Richard Mills handed down the sentence last week. In 1994, Wallace was sentenced to over 16 years for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. He was put on a 10 year supervised release in July of 2008.