Mobile Drug Dealer Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison

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MOBILE, AL – A Mobile man was sentenced to ten years in prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

According to court documents, Broderick J. Carson, 40, was arrested by narcotics detectives in January 2021, following the execution of search warrants at his home and a storefront that he maintained in Mobile. Detectives obtained the search warrants after conducting several controlled purchases of drugs from Carson using a confidential informant. At Carson’s home, detectives recovered a shoebox containing more than $15,000 in cash, some of which had serial numbers matching money that detectives had used during a previous controlled purchase of drugs. At Carson’s storefront, detectives recovered, among other things, more than a pound of 99% pure methamphetamine, 43 grams of crack cocaine, 81 grams of powder cocaine, digital scales, and other drug paraphernalia. Detectives interviewed Carson, who confessed to possessing the drugs with intent to distribute them. A later search of Carson’s cell phone revealed dozens of messages regarding drug trafficking dating to at least July 2020.

Chief United States District Judge Jeffrey U. Beaverstock ordered Carson 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 Chief Judge Beaverstock ordered Carson to pay $100 in special assessments.

U.S. Attorney Sean P. Costello of the Southern District of Alabama made the announcement.


The Mobile Police Department’s Narcotics and Vice Unit and the Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Roller prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.