Montgomery, Ala. – Today, Acting United States Attorney Sandra J. Stewart announced that a Prattville, Alabama woman has been sentenced for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. On July 15, 2021, 40-year-old Mary Elizabeth Griffin Wilson was sentenced to 60 months in prison after pleading guilty to the crime in March of this year. Following her sentence, she will serve three years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.
According to court records, on March 1, 2019, Wilson was stopped by law enforcement while driving in Autauga County for a traffic violation. As deputies approached the vehicle, they saw movements from Wilson indicating she was trying to conceal something from them. She was asked to exit the vehicle, and when she did, deputies observed methamphetamine in the seat where she had been sitting. After being taken into custody, she also told officers she had more meth in her pants pockets. Deputies also discovered approximately $20,000.00 in cash in her purse.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Autauga County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Kevin Davidson prosecuted the case.