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Armed Theodore Cocaine Dealer Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

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

MOBILE, AL – A Theodore man was sentenced to five years in prison for conspiring to possess cocaine with intent to distribute it.

According to court documents, Marcus Maurice Dryer, 45, was arrested by Mobile narcotics detectives on January 25, 2022. That day, detectives executed a search warrant at Dryer’s residence in Theodore and recovered, among other things, two kilograms of cocaine, 345 grams of marijuana, $14,000 in banded-up cash, drug paraphernalia, and 13 guns, one of which previously had been reported stolen. Detectives interviewed Dryer, who admitted that he had been transporting drugs from Texas to Mobile and selling them. Dryer also admitted that he was a convicted felon and knew he was not allowed to possess guns.

United States District Judge Terry F. Moorer ordered Dryer to serve a four-year term of supervised release upon his release from prison, during which time he will undergo drug testing and treatment. The court did not impose a fine, but Judge Moorer ordered Dryer to forfeit $14,000 in cash and to pay $100 in special assessments.

U.S. Attorney Sean P. Costello of the Southern District of Alabama made the announcement.

The Mobile Police Department’s Narcotics and Vice Unit and the Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kasee Heisterhagen and Justin Roller prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

Updated November 4, 2022