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Tallahassee woman gets 15 years in prison for armed drug trafficking

Posted at 10:01 AM, Nov 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-07 10:04:50-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A woman has been sentenced to spend 15 years in federal prison for trafficking ounces of meth throughout northeast Tallahassee.

Mary E. Forehand, 40, of Tallahassee has been sentenced to serve 15 years in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.

Authorities began investigating Forehand after receiving information that she had been selling meth in northeast Tallahassee for a considerable length of time.

They say law enforcement officers observed several sales at a home and obtained a warrant last November. A search of the home turned up several ounces of meth, drug-trafficking paraphernalia, and two loaded firearms near the front door.

“Working together, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and federal agencies removed a serious and dangerous drug criminal from the streets of the community,” said U.S. Attorney Keefe. “Our agencies are committed to using our resources to assist local law enforcement however we can to enhance public safety.”

Forehand plead guilty to the charges and was sentenced to serve 15 years in federal prison.