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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Mobile Man Sentenced to Nearly 10 Years on Drug and Gun Charges

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Tykeif Lashawn Dunn, 43, of Mobile, Alabama was sentenced today for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and carrying a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking felony.  Court documents showed that Dunn sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant on several occasions, after which the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at his residence.  Dunn was arrested on state charges and bonded out.  Within about two weeks, Dunn was again caught distributing methamphetamine.  A sheriff’s deputy stopped him on Highway 158 in Mobile County and discovered additional methamphetamine in his vehicle.  Dunn entered a guilty plea to the two federal charges in September of 2019. 

United States District Court Judge William H. Steele imposed a total sentence of 228 months imprisonment, consisting of 168 months on the drug count, and 60 months on the gun count, to run consecutively to each other.  Dunn was ordered to serve five years of supervised release when he completes his custody sentence.  During that period of supervision, Dunn will undergo testing and treatment for drug abuse.  Dunn was also ordered to pay $200 in special assessments, but no fine was imposed.  In addition, the firearm Dunn illegally possessed was ordered forfeited to the United States. 

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 March 4, 2020