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United States of America v. Brian Lanier Turner
Case Number: 2:18-cr-00594-ACA-GMB
Judge: Annemarie Axon
Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama (Jefferson County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Austin Shutt and Blake Milner
Birmingham, AL - Oneonta Man Convicted for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine
A federal jury on September 4, 2019 convicted an Oneonta man of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of over 500 grams of methamphetamine.
The jury returned its guilty verdict against Brian Turner, 47, after two days of testimony before U.S. District Judge Annemarie Axon.
"My office is dedicated to stop the influx of dangerous drugs like methamphetamine into our communities,” Town said. “This verdict assured the citizens of the Northern District that yet another peddler of this poison faces a potential life sentence and that he will soon be joined by other drug dealers in a federal prison.”
“The verdict returned in this trial is yet another example of DEAs unwavering commitment to keeping drug dealers from selling poison in our communities. The defendant distributed untold amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine to those suffering from addiction. While battling the opioid epidemic, DEA and our law enforcement partners stand vigilant against the cyclical nature of drug distribution. We cannot forget or overlook methamphetamine. Our communities are also being flooded with this dangerous drug. Defendant Turner will now hear the clang of his prison cell door instead of the clink of profits lining his pocket from selling drugs.”
Evidence at trial proved that Turner conspired with others in 2016 and 2017 to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine in Northern Alabama. DEA agents identified Turner after intercepting a phone call between him and his drug supplier in June 2017. Further investigation revealed that Turner received methamphetamine and cocaine from his supplier every few weeks for more than a year and a half, receiving several pounds of the drugs over the life of the conspiracy.
The penalty for possessing with intent to distribute and distribution of over 500 grams of methamphetamine includes imprisonment for not less than 10 years or more than life.
The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case.
Outcome: 09/06/2019 56 ORDER as to Brian Lanier Turner - Sentencing set for January 9, 2020, 9:30 AM, Courtroom 6B, Hugo L Black US Courthouse, Birmingham, AL before Judge Annemarie Carney Axon. Signed by Judge Annemarie Carney Axon on 9/6/19. (SAC) (Entered: 09/06/2019)