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Convicted Felon Sentenced to 7 Years Imprisonment for Possession of a Firearm, Drug Trafficking and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime

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

Memphis, TN – Dell Dickerson, 24, has been sentenced to 84 months in federal prison for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Acting U.S. Attorney Joseph C. Murphy Jr., announced the sentence today.

According to information presented in court, on May 11, 2020, officers with the Memphis Police Department observed Dell Dickerson in the passenger seat of a vehicle. He was immediately placed into custody for outstanding felony warrants. Dickerson had a small handbag on the passenger side floorboard which contained a loaded Glock .40 caliber pistol. Also recovered from the handbag, were a marijuana cigarette and a brown pill bottle with 56 multicolored pills. The marijuana cigarette tested positive for THC and the multicolored pills contained methamphetamine.

Dickerson is a prohibited person with a prior felony conviction for aggravated assault. As a result, he is prohibited by federal law from the possession of firearms or ammunition.

On September 9, 2021, the defendant pled guilty to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, drug trafficking and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

On December 15, 2021, U.S. District Judge Thomas L. Parker sentenced Dickerson to 84 months in federal prison to be followed by four years supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

This case was investigated by the Memphis Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Assistant U.S. Attorney Wendy K. Cornejo prosected this case on behalf of the government.



Cherri Green
Public Affairs
(901) 544-4231

Updated December 16, 2021