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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Richard W. Moore
, United States Attorney
Contact: Jimmy Davis

Meth Distributor Sentenced in Federal Court

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Willie John Wells, 54, of Theodore, Alabama, was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment for his participation in an interstate methamphetamine distribution conspiracy.  Well entered a guilty plea to the charges in 2017. 


United States District Court Judge William H. Steele imposed the sentence, and ordered that Wells under treatment for drug abuse while in custody.  He also ordered that Wells will serve a five-year term of supervised release when he completes his custody sentence, during which he will also undergo testing and treatment for drug abuse.  Wells was not ordered to pay a fine, but he was ordered to pay the $100 special mandatory assessment.   


The case was investigated by the Mobile Police Department, the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, MCSENT, 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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