Limestone man sentenced for federal gun, drug and fraud convictions

POSTED: 7:10 AM Nov 07 2013   UPDATED: 5:42 PM Nov 07 2013
LIMESTONE, Tenn. -

A Limestone, Tennessee man will spend nearly two decades in prison for several convictions involving drugs, guns, money laundering and fraud.

58-year-old Randall Michael Lawson was sentenced to 18 years in federal court Wednesday. He pleaded guilty in August of 2012 to several drug charges, conspiracy to commit money laundering, social security fraud and being a felon in possession of guns.

In addition to his prison term, Lawson was also sentenced to a lifetime of supervised release, ordered to pay more than $10,000 in restitution to the Social Security Administration, and pay $3 million to the United States.