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Former Bailbonds Employee Sentenced In Federal Court

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Alabama

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Darlene E. Bush, 48, of Mobile, was sentenced today in federal court on charges that she conspired to possess methamphetamine ice for distribution during 2013 and 2014.  Court documents reveal that Bush sold drugs from her Mobile residence as well as from the bonding company where she worked.  Bush admitted that she was accountable for the distribution of 168 grams of methamphetamine ice, and that she entered a guilty plea to the charges in June of 2015.

United States District Court Judge Charles R. Butler, Jr., imposed a sentence of 64 months imprisonment, which will be followed by a three-year term of supervised release.  As conditions of her supervision, Bush will be subject to testing and treatment for drug abuse.  The judge also ordered that Bush pay $100 in special mandatory assessments, but no fine was imposed. 

The case was investigated by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations.  It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.

Updated March 1, 2016