FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2018
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Mike Lewis (334) 353-2199
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Alabama Attorney General
AG STEVE MARSHALL ANNOUNCES INDICTMENT OF
CONECUH COUNTY COMMISSIONER JOHNNY ANDREWS
(MONTGOMERY)–Attorney General Steve Marshall today announced the
indictment* of Conecuh County Commissioner Johnny Andrews on six felony counts of
unlawful distribution of marijuana, a controlled substance. Andrews surrendered
yesterday at the Conecuh County Jail and was released on bond.
The Attorney General’s Criminal Trials Division presented evidence to a
Conecuh County grand jury on March 27, which returned an indictment against
Andrews the following day.
A joint investigation between the Attorney General’s Office and the Federal
Bureau of Investigation had previously revealed evidence that Andrews made at least
six separate sales of illegal controlled substances in Conecuh County. Andrews was
arrested on warrants for these offenses on March 16, 2017. The current indictments
stem from the same events and facts that led to those prior arrest warrants.
No further information about the investigation or about the alleged crimes other
than that stated in the indictments and warrants may be released at this time. There are
currently no scheduled trial or court dates for this matter.
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.
If any member of the public believes they may have information related to these
charges or this defendant, he or she is urged to contact the Attorney General’s Office at
(334) 242-7300 and ask for the Investigations Division.
*An indictment is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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