United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Donald Andrew Johnson, also known as “Big Worm,” 38, of Semmes, Alabama, was sentenced in federal court today for his participation in the distribution of methamphetamine while armed with a firearm, which he could not lawfully possess because he was previously convicted of a felony offense. Johnson pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking felony, and illegal possession of a firearm after having been previously convicted of a felony.
United States District Court Judge Callie V.S. Granade imposed a sentence of 77 months and one week imprisonment, consisting of 17 months and one week on the drug and felon in possession of a firearm charges, to run concurrently, and 60 months mandatory consecutive imprisonment for possessing the firearm during the drug crime. Johnson’s imprisonment will be followed by supervised release terms of three years and five years, which will run concurrently. The judge also ordered the forfeiture of the illegally possessed firearm.
The case was investigated by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations. It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.