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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Birmingham Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Selling Heroin

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge today sentenced a Birmingham man to more than five years in prison for possessing with intent to distribute heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent in Charge Clay A. Morris.

U.S. District Judge Karon O. Bowdre sentenced KATIAH MATEEN “BONE” GRIFFIN, 35, to five years and four months in prison on one count of possessing with intent to distribute 100 grams, or about 3.5 ounces, of heroin. Griffin pleaded guilty to the charge in November. He has remained in custody.

According to Griffin’s plea agreement with the government, he sold the heroin to a confidential informant working with the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force for $12,500 in October 2013.

DEA and the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force investigated the case, which Assistant U.S. Attorney L. James Weil Jr. prosecuted.

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Updated July 27, 2016