Falkville man sentenced
A Falkville man is facing 15 years in prison after being sentenced by a District Court Judge last week.
Earl Daniel Johnson, 48, of Falkville was indicted in February on two counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime. He pled guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 15 years in prison by U.S. District Court Judge David Proctor.
Johnson was prosecuted under the Project Safe Neighborhoods, Alabama ICE (Isolate the Criminal Element) Program.
"We are serious about prosecuting felons who illegally possess firearms in this district. Those who do will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," United States Attorney Alice H. Martin said. "Alabama ICE is a very useful program to remove violent habitual offenders from our District and place them in a federal prison to serve substantial time," added U.S. Attorney Martin.