Armed Drug Dealer Sentenced in Court
United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Frederick Edward Patterson, Jr., 45, of Theodore, Alabama, was sentenced in federal court today, on drug and gun charges. Patterson pled guilty to the two charges, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and using, carrying, or possessing a firearm during or in relation to a drug trafficking felony, on March 7, 2019.
United States District Court Judge Terry F. Moorer imposed a 75 month sentence of imprisonment in Patterson’s case this morning, consisting of 15 months on the drug charge to run consecutively to 60 months on the gun charge. The judge ordered that Patterson serve a total of five years on supervised release when he completes his prison term, during which time he will be required to undergo testing and treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. No fine was imposed, but the judge ordered that Patterson pay $200 in special mandatory assessments.
The case was investigated by the Mobile Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria A. Bedwell.