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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Armed Drug Dealer Sentenced

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Tamiez Antwan Weeks, 22, of Mobile, was sentenced this morning in federal court on the charge of using, carrying or possessing a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking felony.  Weeks pled guilty to the charge in June of 2018. 

Court documents reflect that Weeks was arrested by Summerdale Police after they were called to investigate a domestic disturbance between Weeks and a female passenger in a vehicle which was parked at a gas station.  The passenger had called the police from the restroom in the business.  Weeks was in the driver’s seat of the vehicle, and in the ensuing investigation, he was found in possession of the gun, marijuana, scales and cash, which was scattered in the vehicle. 

United States District Court William H. Steele imposed a sentence of 60 months, the mandatory minimum sentence required by statute, which will be followed by a term of 5 years supervised release.  The judge also ordered that Weeks will be required to undergo drug treatment while in prison and as a condition of his supervision.  No fine was imposed in the case, but Weeks was ordered to pay the mandatory special assessment of $100.

The case was investigated by the Summerdale Police Department, the Daphne Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force.  It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Gloria A. Bedwell.

Updated September 18, 2018