Meth Dealer Sentenced In Federal Court
United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Thomas Jason Strickland, 33, of Wilmer, Alabama, was sentenced in federal court today to 10 years imprisonment for his involvement in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine ice. Strickland pled guilty to the charge in September of 2014.
At the sentencing hearing this afternoon before United States District Court Judge Callie V. S. Granade, Strickland produced evidence that he suffered from chronic depression since his teenage years, which was exacerbated by his long-term drug abuse. Judge Granade imposed the 10-year sentence, which will be followed by a five-year term of supervised release. The judge ordered as a condition of his supervision that he receive mental health counseling and treatment as deemed necessary by the probation office. The judge did not impose a fine, but ordered that Strickland pay a $100 special mandatory assessment.
The case was investigated by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations. It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Gloria A. Bedwell.