Drug dealer arrested for threatening informant on same day as sentencing

Trevor Sullivan

Ryan Phillips
SDN Editor

An Illinois man and small-time drug dealer is back in jail after Starkville Police say he threatened to harm a criminal informant on the same day he was sentenced for drug charges.

SPD officers on Monday arrested 24-year-old Trevor Sullivan, of Peoria, Illinois, on a felony warrant for retaliation against a public servant or witness.

According to court documents provided to the Starkville Daily News through a public records request, Sullivan is accused of threatening the male victim through a direct message on Instagram, in retaliation for things lawfully done by the victim in their role as a criminal informant.

The affidavit alleges the incident occurred on July 19 at an apartment on Lummus Drive.

Oktibbeha County Circuit Court records show Sullivan pleaded guilty in April to two counts of selling cocaine, less than two grams, within 1,500 feet of a church (MS Code 41-26-139).

A third count for the sale of Psilocin, a hallucinogen, was retired due to his guilty plea on the two other counts. Two counts of possession of marijuana and possession of cocaine were also retired.

Circuit Judge Lee Coleman suspended a potential 10-year sentence for Sullivan on the same day as Sullivan is accused of threatening the informant.

Prior to his arrest, Sullivan was ordered to serve five years of probation, in addition to making payments of $300 a month beginning in September.

Sullivan had an initial appearance on the retaliation charge in Starkville Municipal Court on Monday.

His next scheduled court appearance is set for Sept. 13 at 2 p.m.