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Press Release

Methamphetamine Trafficker 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 United States District Court Judge Callie V.S. Granade sentenced Randy Eugene Rester on September 24, 2018 to serve a term of imprisonment of 37 months followed by 4 years of supervised release for possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine in violation of Title 21 USC § 841(a)(1).  The defendant previously plead guilty to the offense on June 20, 2018. 

On January 5, 2017, the Mobile County Street Enforcement Narcotics Team (MCSENT) executed a search warrant at Deleisha West’s residence on Foots Road in Mobile County and recovered approximately 576 grams of pure methamphetamine in her home and in her vehicle. West confessed to law enforcement that she was a methamphetamine dealer. West was previously charged and sentenced in federal court on December 19, 2017 to 51 months imprisonment for possessing with the intent to distribute this methamphetamine.

At the time of the search warrant West was in front of her home next to a car selling one ounce of methamphetamine to the defendant Randy Eugene Rester.  This sale just coincidentally happened to be occurring at the time of the search warrant execution and was not a part of a law enforcement undercover operation.  The defendant, Randy Eugene Rester, was driving the vehicle.  The defendant confessed that he came to the location to pick up the ounce of methamphetamine and he confessed that he was actually brokering the one ounce methamphetamine transaction for another buyer. 

The case was investigated by the Mobile County Street Enforcement Narcotics Team (MCSENT) and referred to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for prosecution. The case was prosecuted by Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDEFT) Lead Attorney, George F. May for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama.

Updated September 26, 2018