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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Defendant Sentenced To 30 Months On Gun Charge

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Derrick Dewayne Cooks, 31, of Mobile, Alabama was sentenced today by United States District Chief Judge William H. Steele to 30 months imprisonment for possession of a firearm by a felon. The judge ordered that Cooks undergo 3 years of supervised release upon completing his term of imprisonment, receive drug abuse testing and substance abuse treatment, and that he pay a $100 mandatory special assessment. Cooks was indicted by a federal grand jury in October 2014 for possessing a pistol as a convicted felon in January 2014. He pled guilty to the offense in April 2015.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sinan Kalayoglu.

Updated July 28, 2015