Evansville Man Sentenced for Drug, Gun Possession

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An Evansville man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for possessing crack cocaine in the Vanderburgh County Jail back in 2015.

Duqniqio D. Forest, 21, was found guilty by a jury last month of a possession of cocaine which is a Level 4 felony.

Judge Richard D’Amour sentenced Forest to serve 11 years in the Indiana Department of Correction.

During the trial, the jury heard from a DNA expert. The prosecutor’s office says this expert gave crucial testimony saying Forest’s DNA was found on the baggie of drugs.

Forest is currently serving a federal sentence for a firearms conviction. He’s now sentence to two additional years in prison after pleading guilty on Tuesday to a carrying a handgun as a felon, a Level 5 felony.

The two sentences total 13 years.

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