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Press Release

Meth Dealer Sentenced In Federal Court

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

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Marquis Lamambus Polite, also known as “Yogi,” of Mobile, was sentenced on February 15, 2016, for his participation in the distribution of methamphetamine ice.  Testimony at the sentencing hearing established that Polite recruited couriers to travel to Decatur, Huntsville and Pensacola to pick up large amounts of methamphetamine ice, which were brought back to Mobile for distribution.  Polite also supplied several local distributors who sold the drugs on the street.  Polite was arrested when Mobile County sheriff’s deputies received information that he was distributing methamphetamine ice at a local motel.  They followed him away from the motel and eventually stopped his vehicle when he committed a traffic violation.  He was found in possession of approximately 48 grams of methamphetamine ice at that time.  Polite had pled guilty to the charge in August of 2016.

United States District Court Judge Kristi K. Dubose imposed a sentence of imprisonment of 120 months.  She also ordered that Polite commence a three-year term of supervised release when he is discharged from incarceration.  As conditions of his supervision, Polite will be subject to testing and treatment for drug abuse.  No fine was imposed. 

The case was investigated by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations.  It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.

Updated February 24, 2017