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

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Kenneth Fells, Jr. Sentenced Following Guilty Plea To A Federal Drug Charge Of Distribution Of Methamphetamine "Ice"

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announces that Kenneth Fells, Jr. of Citronelle, Alabama, was sentenced to 57 months imprisonment following a July 2016 guilty plea to a charge of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.      

During June 2015, Fells conducted sales of multiple gram quantities of methamphetamine “Ice and crack cocaine to confidential informants working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.  Fells sold a total of approximately 12 grams of methamphetamine “Ice” and 5 grams of crack cocaine.

Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance is a violation of Title 21, United States Code Section 841(a)(1).  As recommended in the plea agreement between Fells and the United States, Senior United States District Court Judge Callie V.S. Granade sentenced Fells at the low-end of the advisory sentencing guideline range.  The guideline range was based upon the Fells’ criminal history and the quantity of drugs involved in his criminal activity.  Fells imprisonment will be followed by a 3-year term of federal supervised release.        

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.  The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama.

Updated November 3, 2016