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Lillian Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Gun Crime

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

MOBILE, AL – A Lillian, Alabama, man was sentenced on March 14, 2022, to 24 months in prison for his illegal possession of firearms after being convicted of a felony.

According to court documents, Alvin Dewayne Pope, 43, was identified during an investigation in which investigators used a confidential informant to make controlled purchases of marijuana from him.  A search warrant was obtained for Pope’s residence.  Investigators discovered and seized four guns from his residence, which was the location where the marijuana was sold to the informant.  Pope had been previously convicted of selling, manufacturing, delivering, or possessing a controlled substance with intent to sell in Escambia County, Florida, in 2013.  Pope pled guilty to the charge in October of 2020.

United States District Court Judge Jeffery Beaverstock imposed the 24-month sentence and further ordered that Pope would also serve three years on supervised release following his imprisonment.  As conditions of his supervision, Pope will also undergo testing and treatment for drug and/or 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 Pope pay $100 in special assessments.

The case was investigated by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Gloria Bedwell prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

Updated March 28, 2022