Drug Dealer Sentenced in Federal Court
|U.S. Attorney’s Office March 08, 2013|
MOBILE, AL—Joseph Augustus Reed, 36, of Fairhope, was sentenced in federal court yesterday for his role in the distribution of crack cocaine there. Reed entered a guilty plea to the charge of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine in May 2012. He was sentenced on March 7, 2013, by District Court Judge William H. Steele. Judge Steele ordered that Reed serve 114 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by a supervised release term of three years. Judge Steele ordered that the defendant receive drug treatment, and that during his supervised release term, he will be subject to drug testing. Judge Steele also ordered that Reed pay a $100 special mandatory assessment. No fine was imposed.
The case was investigated by the Fairhope Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.