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Armed Drug Dealer Sentenced to Ten Years 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 William Nicholas Hearn, 44, of Toxey, Alabama, was sentenced today for his possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and felon in possession of a firearm.  Hearn pled guilty to the two charges in August of 2018. 

United States District Court Judge William H. Steele imposed a sentence of 120 months imprisonment on each count, with the sentences to run concurrently.  He ordered that Hearn serve an eight-year term of supervised release when he is released from custody, during which he will undergo drug abuse counseling and treatment.  No fine was imposed but Hearn was ordered to pay $200 in special mandatory assessments.

The case was investigated by the MCSENT Task Force 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 A. Bedwell.

Updated December 19, 2018