Armed Drug Dealer Sentenced In Federal Court
MOBILE, Ala. – Vanda Maurice Gilmore, 30, of Mobile, was sentenced in federal court today on charges of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking felony. Judge William H. Steele imposed a sentence of 27 months imprisonment on the drug charge, which is to run consecutive to the sentence of 60 months imprisonment on the gun charge. The federal statute under which Gilmore was charged with illegally using and carrying the firearm requires by its terms a minimum mandatory sentence of 60 months which must run consecutive to any other sentence imposed. The judge also ordered that when Gilmore is released from his prison term, he will be placed on supervised release for five years. No fine was imposed, but Gilmore was ordered to pay a special mandatory assessment of $200.
The case was investigated by the Mobile County Street Enforcement Narcotics Team, 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.