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Armed Drug Dealer Sentenced In Federal Court

June 17, 2013

MOBILE, Ala. - Michael Lazane French, 33, of Mobile, was sentenced today in federal court on drug and gun charges. French entered a guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute cocaine and using, carrying and possessing a firearm in relation to and in furtherance of a drug trafficking felony in Decemcer of 2012, and Judge Callie V.S. Granade imposed a sentence of 90 months imprisonment this afternoon.

The judge sentenced French to 30 months on the drug charge, to run consecutive to 60 months on the gun charge, for a total term of imprisonment of 90 months. When French is released from prison, he will serve a total of five years under supervised release. He was ordered to pay $200 in mandatory special assessments, but no fine was imposed.

This case was investigated by the Mobile Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Gloria Bedwell in the United States Attorney’s Office in Mobile.

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