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Jury Convicts Albert "Shorty" Chalmers On three
Drug And Gun Counts

October 23, 2012

Memphis, TN – Albert Chalmers, aka “Shorty,” aka “Main Main,” was convicted today by a federal jury on three counts related to the possession of drugs and guns, announced United States Attorney Edward L. Stanton III.

Rhodes was found guilty of: being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), which carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison; possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a), which carries a penalty of up to 5 years in prison; and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, in violation of 18 USC § 924(c), which carries a penalty of at least 5 years in prison, consecutive to any other term of imprisonment. Parole is not possible in the federal system.

The evidence showed that on December 6, 2008, a search warrant was executed by the Organized Crime Unit at 2364 Dexter Avenue in Memphis. Upon entry, officers saw the defendant run through a doorway and enter a bathroom located in 2366 Dexter Avenue, an adjoining residence that was accessible through a shared wall. The defendant was found in possession of approximately 90 grams of marijuana, a .38 cal. Smith and Wesson handgun, a digital scale and $191 in cash. The firearm, scale, and numerous individual bags of marijuana were found hidden behind a vanity mirror in the wall of the bathroom the defendant was seen entering.

This investigation was conducted as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, which is made up of officers from the Memphis Police Department (MPD), the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department (SCSD) and the ATF. Willie Mathena of the MPD and Marcus Clark of the SCSD were the investigators. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian K. Coleman is representing the government.

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