Six Individuals from Phenix City Indicted on Federal Drug Charges
Montgomery, Alabama – Today, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama announced that six individuals from Phenix City, Alabama have been arrested following indictments on federal drug charges.
Andre Tremayne Franklin, 29, Khourtney Jakeith Brown, 33, Xavier Toombs, 33, Ryan Brown, 32, and Kahlia Nichelle Washington, 26, were indicted by a federal grand jury last month for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. In the same indictment, Khourtney Brown and Katshalliam Gosha, 43, were also charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance commonly known as “crack cocaine.”
An indictment is merely an allegation that a crime has been committed. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
All individuals named above made an initial appearance in federal court this week. If convicted on the conspiracy charge, each of the accused, except Washington, are facing 10 years to life in prison. Washington’s potential sentence is 5 to 40 years. The possession with intent to distribute count carries a maximum sentence of 20 years for Khourtney Brown and Katshalliam Gosha. There is no parole in the federal system.
These cases are part of a partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement to develop effective, locally based strategies to reduce drug trafficking and violent crime, making our neighborhoods safer for everyone.
United States Attorney Sandra J. Stewart would like to thank the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Abbeville Police Department, the Auburn Police Division, the Eufaula Police Department, the Phenix City Police Department, and the Russell County Sheriff’s Office for investigating these cases, with assistance from the Alabama Attorney General’s Office, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), the Alabama National Guard Counterdrug Program, the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, the Millbrook Police Department, the Montgomery Police Department, the Prattville Police Department, the U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, and the Muscogee County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin P. Davidson is prosecuting the cases.