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Mobile County Man Receives 12 Months for Distribution of Marijuana With a U.S. Postal Service Mail Carrier

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

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announces that Uford Davis, a 44 year old resident of Mobile, Alabama was sentenced to 12 months in prison as a result of his conviction for possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

On March 20, 2019, Davis entered a guilty plea pursuant to a plea agreement and admitted in open court that in 2018, he conspired with U. S. mail carrier Unterria Rogers to distribute marijuana.  Specifically, Rogers’s duty station as a mail carrier was Midtown Station in Mobile.  Davis occasionally met Rogers along Rogers’s mail route and Rogers gave packages of marijuana to Davis who then paid Rogers quantities of cash.
On May 23, 2018, a surveillance operation determined Rogers met with Davis who was driving a Ford F150 along his route and handed off drug parcels with various addresses to Davis in exchange for the cash. This meeting was observed, and video recorded by a police helicopter. A short time later, Rogers was arrested.  He was found to have $2,610 in cash on his person and additional drug parcels in his postal truck, one of which was assigned to another route.  Davis was also simultaneously arrested and his vehicle searched.  Two parcels of marijuana just given to him by Rogers were seized from the F150 driven by Davis.
Davis was Mirandized and interviewed that day.  Davis said that he heard that Rogers worked for the postal service and could deliver marijuana to him.  Davis said that Rogers provided him with names and addresses to be put on packages.  Davis then passed that information on to his marijuana drug connection in California.  The California drug connection d then shipped marijuana to Mobile in the names of these people.  Davis received marijuana packages once or twice a week for the past six months.  Rogers made about eight to 10 successful delivers to Davis during that time.  Rogers attempted to deliver five more marijuana packages to Davis but was unsuccessful.  Davis paid $500 per pound of marijuana to his California connection and $250 per pound of marijuana to Rogers.  The two boxes seized from Davis F150 on May 23, 2018, contained 19 pounds of marijuana.  Rogers was paid $500 for the two packages he provided to Davis on May 23, 2018.  The total amount of marijuana attributed to Davis is approximately 123 pounds.

Inspectors of the United States Postal Inspection Service along with special agents of the United States Postal Service/Office of the Inspector General investigated the case and brought it to the U. S. Attorney's Office for prosecution.  The prosecutor assigned to the case is Assistant United States Attorney Gina S. Vann.





Updated July 16, 2019