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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Meth Cook Sentenced In Federal Court

MOBILE, Ala. - Daniel Thomas Leslie Pence, 33, of Elmore, Alabama, was sentenced to 155 months imprisonment in federal court today for his participation in a conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine in Baldwin County. Pence entered a guilty plea to the charges in November of 2012. Court documents established that Pence was arrested when he was caught red-handed manufacturing methamphetamine at the residence of his co-defendant, Michael Hinote, on County Road 85 in Robertsdale during May of 2011. Hinote also entered a guilty plea to the charges but has not yet been sentenced.

Judge William H. Steele imposed the sentence in Pence’s case after conducting a hearing. Judge Steele found that the low end of the advisory guideline range, 155 months, was a reasonable sentence in light of the factors that federal sentencing statutes require to be considered, including the seriousness of the offense and Pence’s criminal history and background. The judge also ordered that Pence serve a five-year term of supervised release to begin after he serves his term of imprisonment. No fine was imposed, but the judge ordered that Pence pay the special mandatory assessment of $100.

The case was investigated by the Loxley Police Department, the Robertsdale Police Department and the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.

Updated January 26, 2015