Convicted Felon from Alexander City Sentenced to 130 Months in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing Firearms
MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA – Today, United States Attorney Sandra J. Stewart announced the conviction of Robert Damaine Salter, a 36-year-old from Montgomery, Alabama, for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine, and heroin; distribution of heroin; and being a felon in possession of ammunition.
According to court records and evidence presented at trial, in early 2022, law enforcement agents began an investigation, through which they learned of multiple communications between Salter and others discussing the purchase of various controlled substances, including methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl. Stacy Audrice Toney, 35, also from Montgomery, was one of the individuals who had these communications with Salter. In one call, Salter agreed to purchase seven ounces of crystal methamphetamine, or as he referred to it, “ice cream cones,” from Toney. In other calls, Salter and Toney discussed selling larger quantities of methamphetamine, sometimes as much as a kilogram.
Agents obtained search warrants for residences associated with Salter and Toney and found numerous controlled substances. In addition, agents found two rounds of .40 caliber ammunition at Salter’s apartment and a firearm at a house associated with Toney. Salter and Toney both have felony convictions and are prohibited by federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition. The jury rendered its guilty verdict on August 3, 2023.
Following his conviction, Salter faces a sentence of ten years to life in federal prison. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled for him in the coming months. Toney previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine, and heroin; and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Toney’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for August 31, 2023. Toney is also facing a sentence of ten years to life.
The DEA and the Montgomery Police Department investigated this case, with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorneys Mark E. Andreu and John J. Geer, III, are prosecuting the case.