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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Washington County Man Charged with Federal Drug Trafficking Crimes

PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA – Glenn D. Stewart, 37, of Vernon, Florida, has been arraigned in court after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging him with conspiracy and six counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  The indictment was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

The indictment alleges that, on various dates this year, Stewart conspired with others to distribute the controlled substance methamphetamine and possessed methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it.  Stewart is in custody, pending further proceedings.

This case resulted from a joint investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney Gary Milligan is prosecuting the case.  The trial is scheduled for February 6, 2017, at 8:15 a.m. at the United States Courthouse in Panama City.

An indictment is merely an allegation by a grand jury that a defendant has committed a violation of federal criminal law and is not evidence of guilt.  All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.

The U.S. 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 website.  For more information about the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Florida, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/fln/index.html.

For more information, contact:
Amy Alexander, Public Information Officer
(850) 216-3854, amy.alexander@usdoj.gov

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated December 14, 2016