From The Tribune staff reports
HUNTSVILLE — An Owens Cross Roads man was sentenced Wednesday to 211 months in prison on gun and drug charges.
Norman David Ray Fischer, 41, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
“As this sentence demonstrates, drug-dealing felons with guns face stiff penalties under federal law,” U.S. Attorney Escalona said. “It is a priority of my office to work with our law enforcement partners to prosecute these crimes.”
Fischer was already a convicted felon at the time of his arrest.
“ATF’s Crime Gun Intelligence partnerships with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office focuses on the devastating impact of firearms violence and works with the entire community to reduce the potential for violent crime,” Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Mickey French stated.
The ATF investigated the case along with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit and SWAT Team. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. Becher prosecuted the case.