From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — A federal grand jury indicted a Tuscaloosa County man on charges for trafficking methamphetamine.
Kendrell Emons Mills, 38, of Cottondale, was charged in a superseding indictment with possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine on three occasions between March and April 2019. Two counts charge Mills with distributing 5 grams or more of methamphetamine, and one count charges him with possessing with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.
U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona said that due to prior convictions for drug distribution, Mills faces a sentence of a mandatory minimum of 25 years to life in federal prison for the most serious drug trafficking charge.
ATF investigated the case, along with the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Baty is prosecuting the case.
An indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.