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Marijuna Dealer Sentenced In Federal Court

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

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Manila Chicago, 39, of Mobile, Alabama, was sentenced in federal court this afternoon. Chicago pled guilty to three charges—possession with intent to distribute marijuana, using, carrying and possessing a firearm in relation to and in furtherance of a drug trafficking felony, and money laundering—in June of 2016.

United States District Court Judge Callie V. S. Granade imposed a total sentence of 111 months, consisting of 51 months on the drug and money laundering charges, and 60 months on the gun charge, which will run consecutive to the sentences on the other counts. Chicago will serve a five-year term of supervised release when he is released from prison. As conditions of his supervision, Chicago will be subject to testing and treatment for drug abuse. Judge Granade also ordered that Chicago pay $300 in special mandatory assessments. Judge Granade also ordered the forfeiture of Chicago’s interest in several items of property seized during the investigation.

The case was investigated by the Mobile Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.

Updated October 4, 2016