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Local Woman Sentenced on Gun and Drug Charges

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 Candice Maxwell, 29, of Mobile, was sentenced last week in federal court on charges involving her illegal possession of firearms and her possession with intent to distribute 30 grams of methamphetamine.  Court documents reflect that Maxwell, an admitted drug user, was found in possession of several firearms during the search of her apartment in Saraland in 2016.  In June of 2016, she was arrested on state gun-related charges, and corrections officers at the jail found that she had methamphetamine concealed in her clothing at that time.  Maxwell pled guilty to both federal charges in November of 2016. 

United States District Court Judge Callie V. S. Granade sentenced Maxwell to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by a four-year term of supervised release.  The judge ordered that sentences on the two charges be served concurrently.  Maxwell will undergo treatment for drug abuse while in prison and as a condition of her supervised release.  No fine was imposed, but the judge ordered that Maxwell pay mandatory $200 special assessments. 

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

Updated October 18, 2017