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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 15, 2020

Coosa County Man Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison Following Federal Drug Conviction

            Montgomery, Alabama – On Thursday, June 11, 2020, Deon Gaddis, a 35-year-old man from Goodwater, Alabama, was sentenced to 37 months in prison, announced United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. Following his prison sentence, Gaddis will be on supervised release for three years. There is no parole in the federal system.

            Through various investigative means, law enforcement discovered that Gaddis engaged in the sale of cocaine in Coosa County on December 14, 2017. Following the investigation and referral for federal prosecution, Gaddis was indicted by a grand jury on September 11, 2019 for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. He pleaded guilty to the charge on January 9, 2020.

            The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Coosa County Sheriff’s Office, the Millbrook Police Department, the Alexander City Police Department, the Goodwater Police Department, and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) investigated this case, with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorneys Kevin Davidson and Robert Nichols prosecuted the case.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated June 16, 2020