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Dothan Man Sentenced to Over 15 Years in Prison Following Federal Drug and Firearm Convictions

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Alabama

            Montgomery, Alabama – Today, United States Attorney Jonathan S. Ross announced that a federal judge sentenced 36-year-old Jamere Deshun Dowdy, a resident of Dothan, Alabama, to 188 months in prison. Dowdy’s sentence follows his entering a guilty plea for possessing a controlled substance with intent to distribute and being a felon in possession of a firearm. In addition, the judge ordered that Dowdy serve three years of supervised release following his prison term. Federal inmates are not eligible for parole.

            According to his plea agreement and other court records, on August 5, 2021, law enforcement attempted to stop a vehicle after observing a traffic violation. The driver, later identified as Dowdy, refused to stop. A pursuit ensued and ended when Dowdy’s vehicle became inoperable. Law enforcement searched the vehicle and found marijuana and a handgun. Dowdy has multiple felony convictions and is prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

            The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Dothan Police Department investigated this case, which Assistant United States Attorney Justin L. Jones prosecuted.

Updated June 4, 2024

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