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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Men from Talladega and Franklin Counties Indicted for Distributing Meth

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today, in unrelated cases, indicted a Talladega County man and a Franklin County man on charges of distributing methamphetamine, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Robert O. Posey and Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent in Charge Brett Hamilton.

A two-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges TAYLOR ALAN PANNETON, 31, of Sylacauga, with distributing methamphetamine and with possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine on Nov. 7 in Jefferson County.

Vestavia Hills Police arrested Panneton on drug charges in November at the Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa.

A separate two-count indictment charges JOSHUA CLINT McCARLEY, 34, of Hodges, with distributing methamphetamine on Aug. 12 in Franklin County, and with possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine on Jan. 6 in Franklin County.

Marion County Sheriff’s deputies arrested McCarley at his home Jan. 6.

The maximum penalty for both distributing and possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine is 20 years in prison and a $3 million fine.

DEA investigated the case, which the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Alabama is prosecuting.

An indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 26, 2017