Robertsdale man sentenced on drug, firearms charges

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MOBILE — A Robertsdale man was sentenced Thursday, Oct. 14 to 15 year in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking felony.

According to court documents, Patrick Earl Pool, 38, was first arrested in January of 2020 in Elberta by Baldwin County Sheriff’s deputies who found him in possession of methamphetamine, Ecstasy pills and three firearms.

Pool was next encountered by sheriff’s deputies in May of 2020 when deputies received information that he was traveling to Baldwin County with trafficking amounts of heroin and methamphetamine. His vehicle was stopped, and the deputies found heroin, ecstasy and marijuana in the vehicle.

In June of 2020, Pool was again arrested when deputies responded to his residence and found crack cocaine, marijuana, various types of pills, $1,738 in cash and two firearms.

Pool was arrested on the federal charges in October of 2020, and he has been detained in custody since that time. Pool pleaded guilty to the three charges in December of 2020.

U.S. District Court Judge Callie V.S. Granade imposed the sentence of 15 years and one month in Pool’s case on Oct. 13, consisting of 121 months on the drug charge and the felon in possession charge, to run concurrently with each other, and 60 months on the firearms charge, to run consecutively to the sentences on the other counts. The judge ordered that Pool will serve a total of five years under supervision when he is released from custody. Special conditions of his supervision include drug testing and treatment, a mental health evaluation and treatment if necessary, and a model search condition. The judge also ordered that Pool pay $300 in special assessments, and that the firearms seized during the investigation are to be forfeited to the United States.

The case was investigated by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, the Baldwin County Drug Task Force and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gloria Bedwell prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

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