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Birmingham Man Sentenced to 241 months for Drug and Gun Convictions

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

BIRMINGHAM – On Tuesday, a federal judge sentenced Jarrett Denard Boykins, of Birmingham, to serve 241 months in prison for convictions related to drug trafficking and gun possession, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Marcus Watson.         

“This sentence demonstrates that felons in possession of firearms while dealing deadly narcotics will continue to be prosecuted and continue to do time behind bars,” Town said.  “Drug dealers who arm themselves to further their illegal drug trade have bed space waiting for them in federal prison.”

“ATF’s Crime Gun Intel partnerships are working together more effectively than any combination of criminal enterprises that attempt to endanger the safety of our communities,” Watson said. 

In March, a federal jury found Boykins guilty of one count of possession with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of crystal methamphetamine, one count of possession with the intent to distribute 152 methamphetamine tablets, two counts of carrying a gun in relation to a drug-trafficking crime, and three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

           Evidence at the trial proved that on October 2, 2017, Boykins, was found in the Pleasant Grove City Park after dark with more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and a firearm.  Approximately six months later, Boykins was stopped by a Homewood police officer and found to have 152 methamphetamine tablets in a diaper bag in the back seat of his vehicle next to his infant child.  Officers also found a pistol inside the diaper bag.  On October 2, 2018, ATF agents along with officers from the Birmingham Police Department travelled to a Birmingham residence to arrest Boykins.  Upon entering the residence, agents found Boykins in possession of another firearm, a non-controlled substance that was packaged for sale to appear like methamphetamine, and a large quantity of various calibers of ammunition scattered throughout the residence.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, along with the Pleasant Grove Police Department, Homewood Police Department, and Birmingham Police Department investigated the case, which Assistant United States Attorneys Brad Felton and Alan Baty prosecuted. 

Updated August 8, 2019

Topic
Firearms Offenses