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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 9, 2018

Birmingham Man Sentenced on Gun Charges

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Darrius Lamar Smith, 31, of Birmingham, Alabama, was sentenced on June 29, 2018, to 30 months’ imprisonment on a federal charge of felon in possession of a firearm.  Court documents show that Smith’s prior felony convictions were for Robbery First Degree in 2007, and Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess a Firearm in 2009, both in Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama.  Court documents also reflected that in March of 2018, Smith pled guilty to federal charge in Mobile, which alleged his illegal possession of a firearm in October of 2017.    

United States District Court Judge Kristi K. Dubose sentenced Smith to 30 months’ imprisonment, noting that he had significant criminal history.  The judge ordered that the sentence would run concurrently with another state case pending against Smith in the Circuit Court of Conecuh County, Alabama.  The judge also ordered that Smith serve a three-year term of supervised release when he is discharged from his custody sentence, during which he will undergo further drug abuse and mental health treatment.  Smith was also ordered to pay $100 in mandatory special assessments, but no fine was imposed. 

The case was investigated by the Evergreen Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United Sates Attorney Gloria Bedwell.

Updated July 9, 2018