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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 7, 2017

Jeffrey Lavone Shaw Arrested Following Indictment on Federal Drug Conspiracy Charge

Acting United States Attorney Steve Butler of the Southern District of Alabama announces today that Jeffrey Lavone Shaw of Fairhope was arrested on charges returned by a federal grand Jury in February 2017. The charges include Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Cocaine and Use of a Cellphone in furtherance of the drug activity in violation of Title 21, United States Code Sections 846 and 843(b). The statutory maximum penalty provided by law on the conspiracy charge in this case is 20 years imprisonment.
This case arose from a long-term investigation in the Daphne/Fairhope area conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Street Task Force. This investigation has previously resulted in the indictment of six (6) other defendants on drug conspiracy charges, all of whom have entered guilty pleas in federal court.
FBI Special Agent in Charge, Robert Lasky stated, "Today's arrest is a direct result of the continued cooperation between the FBI Safe Street Task Force and our state and local partners."
Acting U.S. Attorney Steve Butler stated, “The goal of law enforcement, be it federal, state or local, is to make our communities safer for all citizens. The FBI’s Safe Street Task Force and all its members work diligently to accomplish this mission.”
As in all criminal cases, the Indictment returned by the Grand Jury is only a charge and the Defendant is presumed innocent.
The case will be prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama.

Updated April 7, 2017