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Convicted Felon Sentenced to 10 Years for Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Possession of a Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Tennessee

Memphis, TN – Curtis Boyd, 28, has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a firearm. United States Attorney Kevin Ritz announced the sentence today.

According to information presented in court, on March 8, 2021, Memphis Police officers initiated a traffic stop at Jackson and North Watkins and observed a 2012 Infiniti M37x traveling at a high rate of speed. The license plate was registered to a different vehicle.

Upon approaching the vehicle, officers saw Boyd, the driver, reaching between his legs. An officer asked Boyd what he was reaching for, to which he responded, “My gun.” As Boyd was removed from the car, a Glock 9mm pistol fell to the ground.

Officers recovered 181.6 grams of marijuana, a digital scale, a box of plastic baggies, two 10mg oxycodone pills, and $1,650 in cash. The gun was loaded with one live round in the chamber and 9 live rounds in the magazine.

As a result of a prior felony conviction, Boyd is prohibited by federal law from possessing firearms and ammunition.

Boyd pled guilty on June 16, 2022.

On December 7, 2022, United States District Judge Sheryl H. Lipman sentenced Boyd to 120 months in federal prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

This case was investigated by the ATF and DEA.

United States Attorney Kevin Ritz thanked Assistant United States Attorney Raney Irwin, who prosecuted this case.


For more information, please contact Public Information Officer Cherri Green at 901-544-4231 or Follow@WDTNNews on Twitter for office news and updates.

Updated December 19, 2022