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Mobile Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Drug and Firearm Offenses

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

MOBILE, AL – A Mobile, Alabama man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

According to court documents, in March 2021, Joseph Gray unlawfully possessed a firearm after being previously convicted of three robbery offenses. In a separate offense, committed in April 2021, Gray attempted to deliver methamphetamine, other drugs, and various items of contraband to Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama. Gray entered guilty pleas to both offenses and received concurrent 20 year sentences for both offenses. Once released, Gray will serve an eight-year term of supervised release. 

U.S. Attorney Sean Costello of the Southern District of Alabama and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations made the announcement.

Department of Homeland Security Investigations, the Mobile Police Department, and the Alabama Department of Corrections investigated the cases.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Beth Stepan, Kacey Chappelear, and Scott Gray prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

Updated April 13, 2023