Methamphetamine Trafficker Sentenced to 120 Months Confinement
Acting United States Attorney Steve Butler of the Southern District of Alabama announces that United States District Court Chief Judge Kristi K. DuBose sentenced Jay Kimberly Ponder on June 2, 2017 to serve a term of imprisonment of 120 months followed by 5 years of supervised release for the conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in violation of 21 USC § 846(a)(1). Both federal and local authorities began their initial investigation of the case in 2015 and discovered that the defendant was distributing methamphetamine throughout the Mobile, Alabama region. The defendant, who had an extensive criminal history, entered a guilty plea before the Court on December 1, 2016.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, the Mobile Police Department, and the United States Marshals Service. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lawrence J. Bullard for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama.