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Mobile Man Sentenced to 97 Months in Fentanyl Distribution Conspiracy

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

MOBILE, AL – The Hon. Callie V. S. Granade has sentenced Christopher Porter Seals to 97 months’ imprisonment in a fentanyl distribution conspiracy.  The sentence consists of a five-year mandatory minimum for the amount of fentanyl involved and an additional 37 months resulting from Seals’ violation of his supervised release conditions from a prior federal conviction.
According to court documents, Seals possessed over 100 grams of a mixture and substance containing fentanyl which he intended to distribute. 

U. S. Attorney Sean P. Costello said, “Fentanyl remains one of the most significant threats to public safety, and I commend the work of our law enforcement partners at DEA and the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office for their dedicated work to keep this drug off the streets. We will continue our partnership and our coordinated efforts to mitigate this deadly threat through aggressive investigation and prosecution.”

“The successful prosecution and sentencing of Christopher Seals sends a message to all who engage in the distribution of illegal drugs: we will work together to see that anyone involved in this illicit trade will be brought to justice, face federal charges and a lengthy prison sentence” said Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent in Charge Towanda Thorne-James.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration in partnership with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kasee Heisterhagen prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

Updated November 25, 2022