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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Montgomery Man Sentenced to 81 Months in Prison for Federal Drug and Firearms Charges

            Montgomery, Alabama On Tuesday, September 3, 2019, Augustus Chico Lowe, 34, of Montgomery, Alabama, was sentenced to 81 months in prison for federal drug and firearms charges, announced United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. There is no parole in the federal system.

            In May of 2019, Lowe pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in connection with a drug distribution crime. After serving his nearly seven-year sentence, Lowe will be subject to three years of supervised release.

            Court records show that in December of 2016 Lowe was found to be in possession of approximately 26 baggies of powder cocaine and a handgun during a traffic stop by the Montgomery Police Department. Possession of a firearm in connection with drug trafficking carries a minimum sentence of five years in prison and runs consecutive to any other sentence. Lowe received 21 months for the drug charge.

            The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Montgomery Police Department investigated this case, with assistance from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorneys Bradley Bodiford and Robert Nichols prosecuted the case.

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Drug Trafficking
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated September 5, 2019