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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 6, 2015

Woman Sentenced In Federal Court On Meth Charges

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Heidi Elizabeth Hancock, 42, of Mobile, was sentenced today in federal court for her participation in conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and conspiracy to possess a List I chemical with knowledge it would be used to manufacture a controlled substance. Hancock pled guilty to the offenses on October 30, 2014. Court documents reflect that Mobile County sheriff’s deputies were looking for a co-conspirator, Justin Ryan Boles, to arrest him on active warrants. Pursuing a lead in the investigation, they knocked on the door of an apartment off Old Shell Road and Boles and other conspirators fled through another door. Other individuals were arrested and active methamphetamine labs were seized at that location. Hancock was one of the individuals involved in providing pseudoephedrine, a List I chemical used as a precursor during the methamphetamine manufacturing process. Boles was sentenced earlier this month to 168 months imprisonment for his role in the cases.

This morning, United States District Court Judge William H. Steele imposed a sentence of 84 months on each count, to be served concurrently. The judge also ordered that Hancock serve a period of supervised release of three years following her release from prison. Hancock was directed to undergo drug testing and treatment as a special condition of her supervised release. She was ordered to pay a special mandatory assessment of $200, but no fine was imposed.

Agencies participating in the investigation of the case were the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office and the Saraland Police Department. It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.

Updated August 11, 2015