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Memphis Resident Sentenced For Conspiracy To Commit Federal Firearm Offenses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Andria Victoria Dowdy, age 22, of Memphis, Tennessee, was sentenced to 42 months in prison for conspiring to violate federal firearms offenses, including unlawful possession of a silencer and unlawful possession of non-serialized firearm.

The charges arose from investigations by the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

On June 1, 2023, Andria Victoria Dowdy and co-defendants Jemarcus Maquel Williams and Anfernee Deshon Sherrod each entered guilty pleas to one count of Conspiracy to violate federal firearms offenses.   According to investigators, the trio conspired to obtain firearms in the State of Oklahoma.  On December 29, 2021, Sequoyah County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a traffic stop on I-40 in Sequoyah County.  Law enforcement ultimately discovered Dowdy, Williams, and Sherrod in possession of six firearms with large capacity magazines and an unserialized silencer.  On February 21, 2024, Williams and Sherrod were sentenced to 60 months in prison for their role in the offenses.

The Honorable David C. Joseph, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, sitting by assignment, presided over Dowdy’s sentencing hearing in Muskogee.  Dowdy was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending transportation to a designated United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve her non-paroleable sentence of incarceration.

Assistant United States Attorney Edith Singer represented the United States.

Updated March 14, 2024

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