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Panama City Man Sentenced to 144 Months in Prison for a Methamphetamine charge

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

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Joshua Ray Fountain, 40, of Panama City, Florida, was sentenced today to serve a total term of 144 months in prison after pleading guilty to possessing with intent to distribute over five grams of methamphetamine, and admitting to violating the terms of his federal supervised release by possessing the methamphetamine while on federal supervision. The sentence was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

Documents introduced at the time of the guilty plea reflect that Joshua Ray Fountain was serving a five-year term of federal supervised release following his 150-month term of incarceration in federal prison for the offense of possession with intent to distribute over fifty grams of methamphetamine. On May 2, 2017, while on federal supervised release for the previous federal drug violation, Walton County Sheriff’s Deputies and Drug Enforcement Administration officials found Fountain in possession of over 25 grams of methamphetamine.

The case resulted from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney J. Ryan Love.

The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Florida is one of 94 offices that serve as the nation’s principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General. To access public court documents online, please visit the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida . For more information about the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Florida, visit

For more information, contact:
Amy Alexander, Public Information Officer
(850) 216-3854,


Updated November 8, 2017

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