FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2017
Steven T. Marshall
For More Information, contact:
Mike Lewis (334) 353-2199
Alabama Attorney General
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
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AG MARSHALL ANNOUNCES ARREST OF CONECUH COUNTY
COMMISSIONER JOHN WILLIAM ANDREWS JR.
(MONTGOMERY)–Attorney General Steven T. Marshall announced the
arrest today of Conecuh County Commissioner John William Andrews Jr. for six
counts of unlawful distribution of marijuana, a controlled substance. Andrews was
arrested by law enforcement agents from the Attorney General’s Office and the
Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Special Agents with Attorney General Marshall’s Office sought arrest
warrants after a joint investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation revealed
evidence that Andrews made multiple sales of illegal controlled substances in
Conecuh County. These transactions led to the multiple arrest warrants* issued and
No further information about the investigation or about Andrews’ alleged
crimes other than that stated in the warrants may be released at this time.
If convicted, Andrews faces a maximum penalty of two to 10 years of
imprisonment for each of the counts, which are class B felonies. Furthermore,
Section 36-9-2 of the Code of Alabama states that when an officeholder is convicted of
a felony, the office is vacated from the time of conviction.
*An arrest warrant is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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