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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Heroin Drug Courier Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

MOBILE, AL – A Birmingham, Alabama, man was sentenced in federal court on August 25, 2022, for his participation in a drug distribution organization operating in Baldwin County. Quantis Mandel Clark, 45, pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances in June of 2019.
      
According to court documents, Clark was involved with other people who were making arrangements to obtain cocaine and heroin in Texas and in Birmingham.  The drugs were distributed in Baldwin County through another conspirator from Daphne, Alabama.  Clark was arrested by Baldwin County sheriff’s deputies when he was stopped in a rental car in February of 2019 as he traveled from Birmingham to Daphne on Interstate 65.  The investigation that followed resulted in the seizure of approximately 205 grams of heroin and a small amount of cocaine from the rental car.  Clark’s phone calls with the Daphne conspirator confirmed that he was an active participant in the distribution scheme and that he played a role in introducing at least one of source of supply to other conspirators, including the distributor in Daphne.  Clark was held accountable for the distribution of approximately 6 kilograms of heroin during the time the conspiracy was ongoing.  
   
United States District Court Judge Terry F. Moorer imposed a sentence of five years imprisonment in Clark’s case, to be followed by five years on supervised release to follow his imprisonment.  As conditions of supervision, Clark will undergo testing and treatment for drug and alcohol abuse, and he will be subject to a search of his person and premises upon reasonable suspicion.  No fine was imposed but the judge ordered that the defendant pay $100 in special assessments.    

Clark’s case was investigated by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Gloria Bedwell prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.
 

Updated August 31, 2022