Armed Career Criminal Sentenced in Federal Court
United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Jessie Anthony Parker, 36, of Mobile, Alabama, was sentenced today in federal court in Mobile after his conviction resulting from a jury trial conducted in January of 2019. Parker was convicted on two counts of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and cocaine, and felon in possession of a firearm. Parker has three prior felony convictions in Mobile County Circuit Court for possession of marijuana for other than personal use, and a prior conviction in federal court in Mobile for using, carrying and possessing a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking felony. Because his prior criminal convictions qualified him as an armed career criminal under the United States Sentencing Guidelines, Parker’s advisory guideline range was 360 months to life.
United States District Court Judge Terry F. Moorer imposed a sentence of 360 months imprisonment, consisting of 120 months on the marijuana count, and 360 months on each of the remaining counts, with all sentences running concurrent. Judge Moorer also ordered that Parker will serve a total of 5 years on supervised release, following his release from imprisonment. He ordered that Parker will pay $300 in special mandatory assessments, but no fine was imposed. Parker will also undergo testing and treatment for drug abuse as a separate condition of his supervision.
The case was investigated by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security. It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria A. Bedwell.