Eight sentenced in East Alabama drug conspiracy

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By Gumptown Magazine News Staff

Montgomery, Alabama – Today, The United States Attorney’s Office announced the sentences of eight individuals for distributing methamphetamine in the Phenix City, Alabama, area.

This resulted from a drug trafficking investigation that began in 2020 and covered east Alabama and west Georgia.

The following is information on the eight defendants:

  • On January 8, 2024, Kahlia Nichelle Washington, 27, from Phenix City, Alabama, received a sentence of 18 months in prison for conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute after her July 11, 2023 conviction at trial.
  • On December 27, 2023, Xavier Toombs, 35, also a resident of Phenix City, received a sentence of 60 months in prison for conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Toombs pleaded guilty to the charge on June 22, 2023.
  • On December 1, 2023, 38-year-old Andre Tremayne Franklin, from Columbus, Georgia, received a sentence of 320 months in prison. Previously, on July 11, 2023, a jury found Franklin guilty of conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute the drug.
  • On November 11, 2023, Justin Garrett, 31, also from Columbus, received a 204-month sentence for conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Garrett pleaded guilty to the charge on June 22, 2023.
  • On October 25, 2023, 34-year-old Khourtney Jakeith Brown, another resident of Phenix City, received a prison sentence of 262 months for conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Khourtney Brown pleaded guilty to that charge on June 28, 2023.
  • On October 6, 2023, Ryan Brown, 33, also from of Phenix City, received a sentence of 37 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Ryan Brown pleaded guilty on June 22, 2023.
  • On October 6, 2023, 34-year-old Lorenzo Miles, another resident of Columbus, received a sentence of 87 months’ imprisonment for conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute after pleading guilty to the charge on June 27, 2023.
  • On June 23, 2023, Torrez Jenkins, 28, a resident of Jonesboro, Georgia, received a 64-month prison sentence for conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute. He pleaded guilty to the charge on March 6, 2023.

These cases resulted from a partnership among federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement to develop effective, locally based strategies to reduce drug trafficking and violent crime, making our neighborhoods safer for everyone.

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