Three Northeast Alabama Residents Indicted for Distributing Methamphetamine
|U.S. Attorney’s Office July 31, 2013|
BIRMINGHAM—A federal grand jury late Tuesday indicted three northeast Alabama residents for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Marshall County, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard D. Schwein, Jr.
An indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges Angela Nicole Holland, 39; Chester Lynn Davidson, 60; both of Albertville, and Robert Bradley Fussell, 38, of Boaz, with conspiring to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of the controlled substance, methamphetamine, between November 2012 and February.
The indictment also charges Davidson with two individual counts of distributing methamphetamine on January 29 and January 30. It charges Fussell with one count of possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute the drug on January 30 and charges Holland with one count of distributing methamphetamine on February 15 and with possessing with intent to distribute five grams or more of the drug on that date.
The conspiracy charge carries a penalty of 10 years to life in prison and a fine of up to $10 million. The charges of possessing with intent to distribute or distributing methamphetamine carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine. Possessing with intent to distribute at least five grams of methamphetamine carries a possible prison sentence of five to 40 years and a maximum $5 million fine.
The FBI investigated the case, which Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura D. Hodge is prosecuting.
The public is reminded that an indictment contains only charges. It will be the government’s responsibility to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.