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Drug Runner Apprehended with Seven Kilos of Methamphetamine Sentenced in Federal Court to Ten Years in Prison

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 United States District Court Judge Terry F. Moorer sentenced Du Minh Tran on October 4, 2019 to serve a term of imprisonment of 120 months followed by 5 years of supervised release for Conspiracy to Possess with the Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine in violation of 21 USC § 846 and Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine in violation of 21 USC § 841.  The defendant previously entered a guilty plea with the Court on May 23, 2019. 

Court documents filed in connection with his guilty plea establish that on November 29, 2018, the defendant Du Minh Tran and his co-defendant, Tadd Gobert, were en route to Mobile, Alabama when they were stopped in Covington, Louisiana for a traffic violation.  At that time, Tran and Gobert were returning from picking up methamphetamine from a source of supply in Texas.  Tran and Gobert had approximately seven kilograms of pure methamphetamine in their possession when they were stopped.  Subsequently, Tran admitted to the authorities that he traveled to Texas on two occasions with Gobert to pick up methamphetamine. 

The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Mobile Police Department Tactical Intelligence Unit.  The case was prosecuted by Deputy Criminal Chief, Assistant United States Attorney George F. May.

Updated October 11, 2019