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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, May 22, 2017
Steve Butler
, United States Attorney
Contact: Eric Day

Five-Time Convicted Felon Sentenced to Prison for Possession of Firearms

Acting United States Attorney Steve Butler of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Jhordis Deshon Woods, 34, of Mobile, was sentenced today to 92 months in prison for being a felon in possession of two firearms. United States District Judge Kristi K. DuBose also sentenced Woods to five years of supervised release following his prison sentence.
In December of 2016, Woods pled guilty to possession of two firearms after having been convicted of several felonies. Woods had previously been convicted of two counts of Robbery 1st, Theft of Property 1st, Possession of Marijuana 1st, and Possession/Receipt of a Controlled Substance, in addition to numerous misdemeanor offenses. The charge arose from an investigation by the Mobile Police Department Narcotics and Vice Unit, which arranged four controlled buys of marijuana from Woods in May of 2016. A search warrant was obtained for Woods’s apartment, where police recovered two semiautomatic pistols, marijuana, and cash.
The case was investigated by the Mobile Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney Sean P. Costello prosecuted the case for the United States.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama at
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