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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 2, 2021

Foley Meth Dealer Sentenced to More Than Ten Years

MOBILE, AL – A Foley, Alabama, man was sentenced on September 1, 2021, to 131 months in prison for his participation in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine ice.

According to court documents, William Wilson  Roberts, 37, distributed methamphetamine ice in furtherance of the conspiracy. Roberts was living with co-defendant Amber White, and they traveled to Pensacola and other places to receive significant amounts of methamphetamine ice for distribution in Baldwin County. As White and Roberts were returning to Foley from one trip to Pensacola, a Baldwin County sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop their vehicle for a traffic violation. White attempted to elude the deputy, reaching speeds in excess of 90 miles per hour on County Road 10. White finally crashed through a fence and drove through a field into another fence. Roberts jumped out of the vehicle and began to run. Deputies recovered 33.9 grams of methamphetamine from White.

United States District Court Judge Callie V.S. Granade imposed the 131-month sentence and ordered that Roberts would also serve ten years on supervised release following his imprisonment. Roberts will also undergo testing and treatment for drug abuse and mental health counseling, and he will be subject to a search of his person and premises upon reasonable suspicion during that time. No fine was imposed but the judge ordered that Roberts pay $100 in special assessments.

The case was investigated by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, the Baldwin County Drug Task Force, the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gloria Bedwell prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

Updated September 2, 2021