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Convicted Felon Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison on Drug Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A federal judge today sentenced an Anniston man and convicted felon for distribution of methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Marcus Watson and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Brad L. Byerley.

U.S. District Court Judge R. David Proctor sentenced Camerin Neshun Thomas aka “Killer Cam,” 29, to 18 years in prison.  Thomas pleaded guilty to two counts of distribution of methamphetamine in November 2022.  Court documents showed that Thomas was also previously convicted in Calhoun County Circuit Court of Possession of Controlled Substances with Intent to Distribute.

According to the plea agreement, in June 2022, the 7th Judicial Circuit Major Crimes Unit Investigator and a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Task Force officer coordinated two controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Thomas. On June 1, 2022, Thomas sold 68.45 grams of pure methamphetamine from a residence on McCoy Avenue in Anniston. On June 21, 2022, Thomas sold a total of four ounces of pure methamphetamine from two separate locations in Anniston.

This investigation is an operation of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Operation “Lengua Doble.” OCDETF is an independent component of the U.S. Department of Justice.  Established in 1982, OCDETF is the centerpiece of the Attorney General’s strategy to combat transnational-organized-crime and to reduce the availability of illicit narcotics in the nation by using a prosecutor-led, multi-agency approach to enforcement.  OCDETF leverages the resources and expertise of its partners in concentrated, coordinated, long-term enterprise investigations of transnational organized crime, money laundering, and major drug trafficking networks.

ATF and DEA investigated the case along with the 7th Judicial Circuit Major Crimes Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorney Allison Garnett prosecuted the case.

Updated February 23, 2023

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