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Armed Meth Dealer Sentenced on Gun and Drug Charges

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

United States Attorney Richard Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Robbie Lyn Pierce, 49, of Mobile, was sentenced in federal court on charges involving his illegal possession of firearms and his possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  Court documents reflect that Pierce sold meth ice to a confidential informant working with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office at his west Mobile residence.  When sheriff’s deputies returned to the property with a search warrant, they found additional meth ice and a gun in the shed where the drug deals took place.  Pierce pled guilty to both federal charges in June of 2017. 

United States District Court Judge Kristi K. Dubose sentenced Pierce to 15 years imprisonment, consisting of the statutory mandatory penalty of 10 years on the drug count and the statutory mandatory consecutive penalty of 5 years on the gun count.  Pierce’s prison sentence will be followed by an eight-year term of supervised release.   Pierce will undergo treatment for drug abuse while in prison and as a condition of his supervised release.  No fine was imposed, but the judge ordered that Pierce pay $200 special mandatory assessments. 

The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security Investigations and the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office.  It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.

Updated January 10, 2018