MOBILE — A Fairhope man and a Pensacola, Florida, man were each sentenced on Oct. 15 to 10 years in prison for their participation in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine ice.
According to court documents, Christopher Quentin Green, 43, of Fairhope distributed methamphetamine ice to others in Baldwin County, while Jeffery Mason Baisch, 48, of Pensacola, distributed methamphetamine ice to various suppliers in Baldwin County.
Green and Baisch were implicated by several co-conspirators in a drug distribution organization operating in central Baldwin County.
Green, whose last booking on the Baldwin County Corrections Center website listed his address as Mobile, was in possession of methamphetamine when a search warrant was executed at his residence in Fairhope. Green arrived in a vehicle after deputies arrived and attempted to discard a bag of methamphetamine as deputies approached the vehicle. Green admitted after being advised of his rights that he had received methamphetamine ice in the past from a co-conspirator, Grady Sikes, and that the methamphetamine ice in the vehicle came from a supplier in Pensacola.
Baisch, who was listed on the Escambia County (Fla.) Corrections Center website as homeless, sold methamphetamine to an undercover informant who was working with local investigators. In addition, Baisch was in possession of methamphetamine and other controlled substances when a search warrant was executed at his residence in Pensacola.
Green and Baisch were both sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Kristi K. Dubose to 10 years in prison, followed by five years on supervised release. As conditions of their supervision, the two men will undergo testing and treatment for drug abuse and will be subject to a search of their person and premises upon reasonable suspicion. The judge also ordered both to pay $100 in special assessments.
Both cases were investigated by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, the Baldwin County Drug Task Force, and the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force. Baisch’s case was also investigated by the Pensacola office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gloria Bedwell prosecuted both cases on behalf of the United States.