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Drug Dealer Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison After Four Years On The Run

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

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge today sentenced a Birmingham man to 30 years in prison on cocaine distribution charges from 2008, charges for which he was convicted in October after evading the law for four years, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent in Charge Clay A. Morris.

U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler sentenced LAMAR GIBSON, 41, on one count of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, one count of distributing crack cocaine and one count of attempting to distribute the drug. Gibson fled after he was indicted in August 2008 and evaded capture until August 2012.

Gibson's co-defendant in the case, Shawn Greer, 44, of Birmingham, pleaded guilty to the charges in November 2008 and was sentenced after Gibson's trial to 15 years in prison.

The two men were convicted of conspiracy and distribution in connection to their sale of about 70 grams of crack cocaine for $1,750 on Feb. 22, 2008. They were convicted of attempting to distribute another 2 ½ ounces of crack cocaine on May 22, 2008.

The DEA investigated the case, and Assistant U.S. Attorney L. James Weil Jr. prosecuted the case.

Updated March 19, 2015