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Methamphetamine and Pill Dealers Sentenced in Federal Court

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 Judy Raley Townley, 58, and William Erwin Townley, 52, both of Elberta, Alabama, were sentenced in federal court for their participation in a drug distribution operation involving both methamphetamine ice and the illegal distribution of prescription pills.  Mrs. Townley was also charged with providing a firearm to a convicted felon, her husband and co-defendant William Erwin Townley.  Mr. Townley was also charged with possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking felony.  Both defendants entered a guilty pleas to the charges in April of 2019.

United States District Court Kristi K. Dubose imposed a sentence of 60 months imprisonment in Mrs. Townley’s case on each count, but ordered that the sentences run concurrently.  She also ordered that upon release from custody, Mrs. Townley would serve a term of four years under supervised release.  The judge ordered that Mrs. Townley will pay a special assessment of $200.  Judge Dubose sentenced Mr. Townley to 120 months imprisonment, consisting of 60 months on the drug count and 60 months on the gun count, with the sentences to run consecutively.  The judge ordered that Mr. Townley would serve a term of four years under supervised release when he was discharged from his prison sentence. She also ordered that he would pay $200 in special assessments.  The judge did not impose a fine in either case.  

The case was investigated by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, the Baldwin County Drug Task Force, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.

Updated January 13, 2020