Tuscaloosan sentenced to 25 years for drug trafficking

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A Tuscaloosa man this week was sentenced to 25 years in prison on federal drug trafficking charges.

Clemmie Lee Spencer, 43, was charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and possessing a firearm after a previous drug trafficking conviction.

These charges are far from Spencer’s first, as he’s also been tried and convicted on trafficking marijuana charges in 2006, alongside other charges over the past several decades.

“Reducing violent crime is top priority of our office,” said U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona. “Spencer repeatedly ignored the law, and today’s sentence reflects the seriousness of his crimes.”

Spencer’s arrest happened Aug. 15, 2019, in Tuscaloosa after police executed a search warrant. During the search, investigators seized more than 60 grams of crack cocaine, 17 grams of marijuana, cash, several loaded revolvers and a rifle, ammunition and digital scales.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Explosives and Firearms investigated the case alongside the Tuscaloosa Police Department and the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force.

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