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Miami Drug Trafficker Sentenced to More Than Ten Years for Cocaine Conspiracy

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 James Bernard Braddy, 43, of Miami, Florida, was sentenced in federal court.  Braddy pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 62 kilograms of cocaine.  Court documents reflect that Braddy was stopped by Saraland police officers on Interstate 65 for a traffic violation.  During the stop, a police dog gave a positive indication for the odor of a controlled substance emanating from Braddy’s vehicle.  A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of the cocaine, along with a bag containing $40,000 in cash.  Braddy was found guilty of the two charges after a bench trial on February 11, 2019. 

United States District Court Judge Callie V. S. Granade imposed a sentence of 121 months imprisonment on the two charges, but ordered that the sentences would run concurrently.  She also ordered that Braddy serve a five-year term of supervised release when he is released from custody.  No fine was imposed in his case, but Braddy was also ordered to pay $200 in special assessments. 

The case was investigated by the Saraland Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security.  It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.

Updated July 16, 2019