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Southall Drug Dealer Sentenced to More than Ten Years in Prison

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

MOBILE, AL – A Mobile man was sentenced in federal court on August 26, 2022, for his participation in the Darrin Southall drug distribution organization.  Jamarcus Devonta Chambers, 28, was sentenced to 131 months for his role as a drug distributor for Southall in Mobile.
According to court documents, law enforcement officers obtained court authorization to monitor Southall’s phone.  Numerous calls between Southall and Chambers were monitored and recorded as the conspirators planned several aspects of the drug distribution operation, including the handling of kilograms of cocaine and heroin, and also the collection and transportation of drug money.  As the investigation progressed, additional evidence was gathered implicating Southall, Chambers, and numerous others.  Chambers pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances in May of 2021.  Chambers was accountable for the distribution of 137 kilograms of cocaine and 1.084 kilograms of heroin.
United States District Court Judge Kristi K. Dubose imposed the 131-month sentence in Daniels’s case, to be followed by five years on supervised release after his release from custody.  As conditions of supervision, Chambers will undergo testing and treatment for drug and alcohol abuse, and he will be subject to a search of his person and premises upon reasonable suspicion.  No fine was imposed but the judge ordered that the defendant pay $100 in special assessments.

The case was investigated by the Mobile Police Department, the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Homeland Security Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the Saraland Police Department, the St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, Sheriff’s Office, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Gloria Bedwell prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

Updated August 31, 2022