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

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Meth Cook Sentenced In Federal Court

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Justin Ryan Boles, 32, of Mobile, was sentenced today in federal court for his participation in conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and conspiracy to possess a List I chemical with knowledge it would be used to manufacture a controlled substance. Boles pled guilty to the offenses on November 14, 2014. Court documents reflect that Boles was manufacturing methamphetamine at a residence in west Mobile when his clandestine lab exploded and the house burned to the ground. Later, he fled from sheriff’s deputies when they had information that he was manufacturing methamphetamine in an apartment off Old Shell Road. Other individuals were arrested and active methamphetamine labs were seized at that location, but Boles evaded arrest. He was finally taken into custody when deputies located him at another residence in west Mobile. Boles was implicated as a prolific methamphetamine "cook" with numerous suppliers of pseudoephedrine pills, which is the List I chemical that acts as a precursor in the methamphetamine manufacturing process.

This morning, United States District Court Judge William H. Steele imposed a sentence of 188 months on each count, to be served concurrently. The judge also ordered that Boles serve a period of supervised release of three years following his release from prison. Boles was directed to undergo drug testing and treatment as a special condition of his supervised release. He was ordered to pay a special mandatory assessment of $200, but no fine was imposed.

Agencies participating in the investigation of the case were the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office and the Saraland Police Department. It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.

Updated February 4, 2016