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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. –Dirk Alton Johnston, 33, of Mt. Vernon, Alabama, was sentenced today in federal court on drug and gun charges to a term totaling 160 months imprisonment.  Judge Charles R. Butler, Jr., imposed the sentences on the two counts, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, and using and carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking felony.  The judge ordered that Johnston serve 100 months on the drug count, and 60 months on the gun count, and required that the sentences run consecutively to each other.  Johnston was also ordered to undergo drug testing and treatment when he is released from imprisonment, for a term of five years supervision.  No fine was imposed but Johnston was ordered to pay $200 in special mandatory assessments.

The case was investigated by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office.  It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney=s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.

Updated January 26, 2015