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Mobile County Man Receives Mandatory Minimum Sentence for Gun Use in Furtherance of Drug Crime

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Alabama

The United States Attorney, Richard W. Moore, announces that Michael Fleming, Jr., a 40 year old, resident of Prichard, Alabama was sentenced today to 61 months incarceration followed by three years of supervised release.

A search warrant was executed at Fleming’s residence and seized from his bedroom was a loaded Jennings Arms .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun with two magazines and a loaded Remington 12 gauge semi-automatic shotgun.  A search of the shed on his property uncovered a loaded Intratec 9mm with one additional loaded magazine, a loaded Maverick 12 gauge pump shot gun, a loaded Charter Arms .38 special revolver, a loaded .22 Magnum caliber revolver, three digital scales, a bottle of Inositol Powder (used as a cutting agent for the cocaine).  Law enforcement officers also seized approximately 195.71 grams of powder cocaine, 27.09 grams of crack cocaine, and 923.67 grams of marijuana.

On June 23, 2017, Fleming pled guilty to possession of the firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.

Deputies with the Mobile County Sheriff’s office along with special agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arm of the Department of Homeland Security investigated the case and presented it to the United States Attorney’s Office for prosecution.  The prosecutor assigned to the case was Assistant United States Attorney, Gina S. Vann.

Updated October 11, 2017