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Press Release

Armed Drug Dealer Sentenced in Federal Court

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

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Richard Wayne Bennett, 44, of Robeline, Louisiana, was sentenced this morning for his possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking felony.  Bennett pled guilty to the two charges in March of 2019. 

United States District Court Judge Kristi K. Dubose imposed a sentence of 10 years on the drug count, and 5 years on the gun count, to be served consecutively as required by law.  The judge ordered that Bennett will serve 5 years on supervised release following his release from imprisonment, during which he will undergo testing and treatment for drug abuse.  No fine was imposed but Bennett was ordered to pay $200 in mandatory special assessments. 

The case was investigated by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.

Updated December 2, 2019