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

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Federal Jury Convicts Walker County Man for Possessing Methamphetamine

BIRMINGHAM – A federal jury on Wednesday convicted a Walker County man of possessing methamphetamine in Quinton, Ala., announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge Donald DeSalvo.

Following a three-day trial before U.S. District Chief Judge Karon O. Bowdre, a jury convicted SHANNON C. GOBER, 42, of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it on Dec. 29, 2015.

According to the evidence at trial, Gober provided approximately one ounce of methamphetamine to a person who was, unbeknownst to Gober, cooperating with the DEA in investigating him. Following the drug transaction, DEA agents executed a search warrant at Gober’s home, finding more than a half-pound of methamphetamine in a car parked next to Gober’s residence.

 

Gober remains in federal custody. He is scheduled for sentencing May 17.

DEA’s Birmingham office investigated the case with officers of the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office and Cullman Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mohammad Khatib and Austin Shutt prosecuted the case.

Updated January 13, 2017