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MOBILE, AL – A Gainesville, Georgia, man was sentenced on May 27, 2022, to 15 years in prison for his participation in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine ice.
According to court documents, Isaiah Daniel Lambert was identified during an investigation in which investigators used a confidential informant to make a controlled purchase of methamphetamine ice from him. The investigation began in 2016 in Baldwin County, Alabama, and 13 defendants were arrested and prosecuted in federal court who implicated Lambert as their source of supply for methamphetamine ice. Some of the drugs were brought to Mobile County for distribution, and some were brought to Baldwin County for distribution. Court documents also reflect that Lambert himself traveled to Baldwin County and to Pensacola, Florida, to transport drugs and pick up drug money. Lambert pled guilty to the conspiracy charge in federal court in Mobile in July of 2021. He admitted he was responsible for the distribution of approximately 152 kilograms of methamphetamine ice.
United States District Court Judge Kristi K. Dubose imposed the 15-year sentence. The judge further ordered that Lambert would also serve five years on supervised release following his imprisonment. As conditions of his supervision, Lambert will also undergo mental health counseling, testing and treatment for drug and/or alcohol abuse, and he will be subject to a search of his person and premises upon reasonable suspicion. No fine was imposed but the judge ordered that Lambert pay $100 in special assessments.
The case was investigated by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, the Baldwin County Drug Task Force, the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gloria Bedwell prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.