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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Armed Drug Dealer Sentenced In Federal Court

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Leon Speight Smoots, 63, of Chickasaw, Alabama, was sentenced in federal court for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and using, carrying, or possessing a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking felony. Smoots entered a guilty plea to the charges in February of 2016.

United States District Court Judge Callie V. S. Granade imposed sentences of 60 months imprisonment on each count, which are required by law to run consecutively, for a total term of imprisonment of 10 years. Judge Granade also ordered that Smoots serve a five-year term of supervised release when he is discharged from prison. The judge found that Smoots could not pay a fine, but she ordered the imposition of $200 in special mandatory assessments.

The case was investigated by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.

Updated June 20, 2016