On Monday, a Wilmer man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his involvement in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
According to United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown, 33-year-old Jason Strickland pled guilty to the charge in September of 2014. On June 15, he was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Callie V. S. Granade in Mobile.At the sentencing hearing, Strickland produced evidence that he suffered from chronic depression since his teenage years, which was exacerbated by his long-term drug abuse.
Granade imposed the 10-year sentence, which will be followed by a five-year term of supervised release. She also ordered, as a condition of his supervision, that Strickland receive mental health counseling and treatment as deemed necessary by the probation office.
The judge did not impose a fine, but ordered that Strickland pay a $100 special mandatory assessment. The case was investigated by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security. Strickland was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Gloria A. Bedwell.
Strickland has a laundry list of charges in state court the include multiple counts of driving under the influence, manufacturing and possessing of controlled substances and burglary. According records for the Mobile County Metro Jail, Strickland has been arrested at least 18 times.