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Mobile County Meth Cook Sentenced In Federal Court

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

MOBILE, Ala. –Clarence Ray Lee, 31, of Irvington, was sentenced today in federal court to 72 months imprisonment.  Lee pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and one count of using, carrying, and possessing a firearm in connection with and in furtherance of a drug trafficking felony in 2013.  Court documents reflect that Lee was arrested after DHR workers responded to a welfare check at a trailer on Judge Irwin Drive and discovered what appeared to be a methamphetamine lab.  Mobile Count Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene, and Lee and his co-defendants Miles Alexander and Cecily Colvin, approached the residence in a vehicle while the deputies were investigating.  When they were detained, sheriff’s deputies discovered additional components of a meth lab, gasoline cans, propane tanks and a gun in the car.  The gun was discovered under Lee’s seat in the vehicle.  Also present in the vehicle was one of Colvin’s two minor children.  The other child was at the trailer when DHR workers arrived for the welfare check.

United States District Court Judge William H. Steele imposed the sentence, consisting of a mandatory consecutive 60-month sentence on the gun charge, and a 12-month sentence on the methamphetamine manufacturing conspiracy.  Judge Steele did not impose a fine, but ordered that Lee pay a special mandatory assessment of $200.

The case was investigated by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office.  It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney's Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.

Updated January 26, 2015