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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma
Christopher J. Wilson, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 14, 2024

Memphis Resident Sentenced for Conspiracy To Commit Federal Firearm Offenses

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Andria Victoria Dowdy, 22, of Memphis, Tennessee, was sentenced to 42 months in prison for conspiring to violate federal firearms offenses, including unlawful possession of a silencer and unlawful possession of non-serialized firearm.

The charges arose from investigations by the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

On June 1, 2023, Andria Victoria Dowdy and co-defendants Jemarcus Maquel Williams and Anfernee Deshon Sherrod each entered guilty pleas to one count of Conspiracy to violate federal firearms offenses. According to investigators, the trio conspired to obtain firearms in the State of Oklahoma. On Dec. 29, 2021, Sequoyah County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a traffic stop on I-40 in Sequoyah County. Law enforcement ultimately discovered Dowdy, Williams and Sherrod in possession of six firearms with large capacity magazines and an unserialized silencer. On Feb. 21, Williams and Sherrod were sentenced to 60 months in prison for their role in the offenses.

The Honorable David C. Joseph, U.S. District Judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, sitting by assignment, presided over Dowdy’s sentencing hearing in Muskogee. Dowdy was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending transportation to a designated U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to serve her non-paroleable sentence of incarceration.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Edith Singer represented the U.S.


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