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Dothan Drug Trafficker Sentenced To 15 Years In Federal Prison

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

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Curtis Tyron Vickers, 35, of Dothan, Alabama was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after previously pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute approximately 1.8 pounds of methamphetamine. Jason R. Coody, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida announced the sentence.

“Our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners work tirelessly to keep us safe and serve a critical role in our efforts to remove addictive and deadly controlled substances from our communities,” said U.S. Attorney Coody. “We will continue to support their efforts to investigate and vigorously prosecute criminals bringing drugs into North Florida.”

As part of a longer-term investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the North Star Multijurisdictional Drug Task Force (NSMDTF) learned that Vickers was transporting approximately 1.8 pounds of methamphetamine through Calhoun County for distribution. Working in conjunction with DEA, and the NSMDTF, the Florida Highway Patrol conducted a traffic stop on Vickers. A Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office Deputy deployed a canine who alerted to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle. In addition to the methamphetamine, officers also located small baggies containing heroin and fentanyl, and a small amount of crack cocaine.

Vickers qualified for enhanced sentencing as a Career Offender due to prior convictions for unlawful possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and sale or delivery of controlled substance. Vickers was on probation at the time of the offense.

“One of DEA’s top priorities is getting these highly addictive and incredibly dangerous drugs, like methamphetamine, off our streets and out of our communities,” said DEA Miami Field Division Special Agent in Charge Deanne L. Reuter. “The success of this investigation highlights the Miami Field Division’s continued commitment to working with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to keep our communities safe and healthy.”

Vickers’ prison sentenced will be followed by 5 years of supervised release.

This conviction was the result of the collaborative efforts of numerous local, state, and federal agencies, including the North Star Multijurisdictional Drug Task Force, the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Highway Patrol, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James A. McCain.

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Updated July 18, 2023

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