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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
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 Eugene Sanchez Crayton, 27, of Mobile, was sentenced this morning in federal court for his involvement in the distribution of controlled substances while carrying a firearm.  In October of 2019, Crayton entered a guilty plea to the charges of possession with intent to distribute “spice,” a controlled substance analogue, carrying a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking felony, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

United States District Court Judge Callie V. S. Granade imposed a sentence of 105 months imprisonment, consisting of 45 months on the drug and felon in possession counts, and 60 months consecutive on the other gun count. The judge ordered that Crayton would serve a period of five years under supervised release when he is discharged from prison.  During that term, he will undergo drug testing and treatment.  The judge ordered that Crayton will pay a special assessment of $300.

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 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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