U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama Jay Town and Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Birmingham field office Johnnie Sharp Jr. announced the federal indictment of Daniel David Guger last week.
The 35-year-old Guntersville man is charged with four counts related to the intent to distribute or the distribution of methamphetamine in March 2017, all allegedly committed in Blount County.
Guger is charged with two counts of distributing five grams or more of methamphetamine, one count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more, and one additional count of distribution. The charge that carries the greatest penalty is the possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of the drug. If convicted, Guger would face a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison, and up to life with a fine of up to $10 million.
Distributing up to 5 grams carries a prison penalty of five to 40 years in prison and up to a $5 million fine. The fourth charge could bring Guger up to 20 years and a $1 million fine.
The case was a joint investigation involving the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, the Marshall County Drug Task Force, and the FBI. Blount County Sheriff-elect Mark Moon said the investigation involved many deputies and agents. It took many long hours of work, he said, to bring it to a conclusion.