Foley woman, Chunchula man sentenced in meth conspiracy case


MOBILE, Alabama — A Foley woman and a Chunchua man were sentenced in federal court on Thursday, Aug. 5 for their participation in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

According to a release issued Thursday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Alabama, Amber Renee White, 46, was sentenced to 180 months (15 years) in prison, while Freddy Paul Foreman Jr., 38, of Chunchula, received a sentence of 144 months (12 years) for their participation.

According to court documents, White and Foreman were identified during an investigation which resulted from controlled purchases of methamphetamine ice from White and Foreman, White from various locations in Baldwin County, and Foreman from his home in Baldwin County.

White was stopped by Baldwin County Sheriff’s Deputies twice in routine traffic stopes and methamphetamine was discovered in the subsequent searches of the vehicle, according to the release.

A search warrant was obtained for her residence during the investigation and additional quantities of methamphetamine ice were recovered, along with cash, drug paraphernalia and cell phones. White was advised of her rights and she admitted her participation in a scheme to possess with intent to distribute more than 51 kilograms of methamphetamine ice from 2016 through 2018.

White, whose address on the Baldwin County Corrections Facility website is listed as Gulf Shores, was sentenced to serve 180-months and ordered to serve a five-year term of supervised release when she is released from custody.

Baldwin County Sheriff’s Deputies also obtained a search warrant for Foreman’s home in Baldwin County and executed it. A co-defendant in the case told deputies that they were awaiting a shipment of drugs at the residence, but it had not yet arrived.

Deputies seized cell phones, drug paraphernalia and cash, including some of the marked money used to make the controlled purchases of drugs prior to the execution of the search warrant.

At the time of his arrest, Foreman was on supervised release from a prior federal conviction for possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking felony. His ongoing criminal activity resulted in a petition filed by the U.S. Probation Office seeking revocation of the five-year supervised release term and his remand to federal prison.

Foreman, whose address on the Baldwin County Corrections Facility website is listed as Foley, was sentenced to 144 months, consisting fo 84 months on the drug conspiracy, and 60 months for the violation of the supervised release conditions, with the sentence to run consecutively.

No fine was imposed in either case but both White and Foreman were ordered to pay a special mandatory assessment of $100.

Both sentences were imposed by U.S. District Court Judge Callie V.S. Granade.

The cases were investigated by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, the Safe Streets Task Force, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gloria Bedwell prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.