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

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Two Sentenced In Federal Court

MOBILE, Ala. –  Teresa Jones Tubbs, 45, and Richard Terrell Underwood, 30, both of  Marion, Alabama, were sentenced today in federal court for actions which furthered the operation of a drug trafficking conspiracy from 2009 through June of 2014.  Tubbs and Underwood pled guilty to the federal charge of misprision of a felony, an offense which requires proof that each had knowledge of illegal activity, each engaged in conduct which concealed the illegal activity, and that neither reported the illegal activity to the appropriate authority.  The charge, itself a felony, carries a penalty of up to three years’ imprisonment, a supervised release term of one year, a $250,000 fine and a $100 special mandatory assessment.

United States District Court Judge Kristi K. Dubose imposed a sentence of three years’ probation in each case.  Each defendant was ordered to undergo testing and treatment for drug abuse while on supervised release.  No fine was imposed, but the judge ordered that each defendant pay the special mandatory assessment of $100. 

The case was investigated by the 4th Judicial Circuit Task Force, the Alabama Attorney General’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney=s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.

Updated March 30, 2015