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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Brian Deshon Miller Sentenced Following Guilty Plea to a Federal Drug Conspiracy Charge

 Acting United States Attorney Steve Butler of the Southern District of Alabama announces today that Brian Deshon Miller was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment.  Miller’s sentencing followed entry of a January 2017 guilty plea to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.

 Miller’s guilty plea included his admission that between November 2015 and July 2016, he regularly arranged the purchase, distribution and payment for cocaine which he received and sold.  The conspiracy involved the distribution of various quantities of cocaine, ranging between gram and ounce quantities.  Miller was held responsible for the distribution of a quantity of cocaine between 400 and 500 grams.

Based upon his criminal history Career Offender status was found applicable to Miller under the United States Sentencing Guidelines, which increased the applicable advisory sentencing guideline range.  Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance is a violation of Title 21, United States Code Section 846.  Miller’s imprisonment will be followed by a three-year term of supervised release.

 This case arose from a long-term investigation in the Daphne/Fairhope area conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force and the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force. This investigation has previously resulted in the indictment of six (6) other defendants on federal drug conspiracy charges.  Acting U.S. Attorney Steve Butler stated, “We appreciate the diligent investigative work done by our federal, state and local law enforcement partners.  We share a common purpose of striving to make our communities safer for all citizens.”  FBI Special Agent in Charge, Robert Lasky stated, "These types of investigations are a perfect example of what can happen when federal, state, and local agencies come together to rid our communities of this type of behavior."  The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama. 
 

Updated April 27, 2017