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Armed Drug Dealer Sentenced In Federal Court

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

MOBILE, Ala. - Bruce Edward McDonald, 49, of Mt. Vernon, Alabama, was sentenced in federal court today on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of a List I chemical with knowledge it would be used to manufacture a controlled substance, and using, carrying, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of and during and in relation to a drug trafficking felony.

Judge Kristi Dubose imposed a total sentence of 210 months imprisonment, which consisted of 150 months imprisonment on the drug charges, followed by 60 months consecutive imprisonment on the gun charge. Judge Dubose cited the substantial amount of cocaine distributed as a result of McDonald’s activities and his prior criminal history in imposing the sentence. The judge ordered that McDonald serve a supervised release term of 10 years to follow McDonald’s release from imprisonment, and imposed a special mandatory assessment of $300. No fine was imposed.

This case was investigated by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, the Alabama Department of Public Safety, the State Line Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by Gloria Bedwell in the United States Attorney’s Office in Mobile.

Updated January 26, 2015