By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
A Brewton woman — sentenced in 2019 to serve 15 years in prison for drug possession and another, unspecified, drug felony — was granted parole during recent hearings by the Alabama Bureau of Pardons & Paroles.
Crystal Megan Mealer, 44, was released from Birmingham Work Release after having served two years and five months of the sentence, including 84 days of jail credit. She was also credited with 1,622 days of accumulated “good time,” further shortening her sentence by more than four years.
Mealer served a year in prison in 2014 for a third-degree burglary conviction in Escambia County. She was convicted in 2015 of two more counts of third-degree burglary, also in Escambia County, for which she served a full 18-month sentence before being released in 2016.
According to Escambia County Detention Center records, the Brewton woman has been booked into the facility 11 times since 2009. An online search reveals that she has also spent time behind bars in Baldwin County.