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Local Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Her Role in a Cross-Country Drug Distribution Ring

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

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that United States District Court Chief Judge Kristi K. DuBose sentenced Patty Janelle Reddick on June 21, 2019 to serve a term of imprisonment of 30 months followed by 5 years of supervised release for Conspiracy to Possess with the Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine in violation of 21 USC § 846.  The defendant previously entered a guilty plea with the Court on September 20, 2018.
 
In December of 2016, a cooperating informant (C/I) in Mobile, Alabama ordered methamphetamine from a broker for a source of supply from California.  A deal was made to purchase eight ounces methamphetamine from the source of supply.  The C/I, who was dealing with the broker, told an undercover officer to drive to a local gas station where the broker had arranged for the delivery of the methamphetamine that was ordered from California.  The defendant, Patty Janelle Reddick, arrived at the gas station to deliver the methamphetamine.  Police Officers witnessed the defendant deliver the methamphetamine to the undercover officer and leave the location.  The defendant lied when she was initially confronted by law enforcement regarding the narcotics transaction.  However, the defendant was captured on a recorded telephone call after the drug delivery stating words to the effect that she believed the person she delivered the methamphetamine to was an undercover officer.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Mobile Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Deputy Criminal Chief, Assistant United States Attorney George F. May for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama. The case was investigated and prosecuted under the DOJ’s specially funded strategy and program, the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF).

Updated July 16, 2019