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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Alabama

For Immediate Release

Friday, November 2, 2018
Richard W. Moore
, United States Attorney
Contact: Jimmy Davis

Armed Drug Dealer Sentenced in Federal Court

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Michael James Reed, 39, of Toomsuba, Mississippi, was sentenced to 70 months’ imprisonment for possession with intent to distribute two kilograms of cocaine and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.  Reed pled guilty to the charges in March of this year. 


United States District Court Judge William H. Steele imposed the sentence on November 1, 2018, ordering that Reed also receive drug treatment while in prison and as a condition of his four-year supervised release term when he is released.  No fine was imposed, but Reed was ordered to pay $200 in special mandatory assessments. 


The case was investigated by the Mobile Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria A. Bedwell. 


A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama at



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