MOBILE, AL – A Daphne man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute it.
According to court documents, Tony David Bass, Jr., 41, of Daphne was arrested by deputies with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office on October 8, 2021, in possession of more than half a pound of pure methamphetamine. Deputies found the drugs stuffed inside a pillowcase on a bed where Bass had been sleeping. The drugs were packaged in eight separate baggies near Bass’s cell phone and clothing. During an interview with deputies, Bass admitted that he was on federal probation and had just been released from custody two weeks earlier. Bass had been convicted of being a felon in possession of a gun in federal court in April 2016.
United States District Judge Terry F. Moorer imposed a sentence of 120 months in prison, to run consecutively to a 24-month custody sentence for Bass’s supervised-release violation, for a total sentence of 144 months. The court ordered Bass to serve a five-year term of supervised release upon his release from prison, during which time he will undergo drug testing and treatment. The court did not impose a fine, but Judge Moorer ordered Bass to pay $100 in special assessments.
U.S. Attorney Sean P. Costello of the Southern District of Alabama made the announcement.
The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Roller prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.