Slocomb man gets 12 years for cocaine distribution

Larrick Rowe

A Slocomb man who served 10 years for trafficking cocaine from a Dothan hotel is headed back to federal prison.

A federal judge recently agreed to revoke the supervised release of Larrick Rowe, 40, and sentenced him to seven months in prison and four years of supervised release after determining Rowe committed several violations of the terms of his previous release.

Rowe was released from federal prison in January of 2018. Nine months later, Rowe was charged with third degree assault by the Slocomb Police Department. According to the terms of his supervised release, Rowe became subject to imprisonment if he broke other laws. Further, a co-defendant in the assault case was a convicted felon and Rowe was not allowed to associate with convicted felons as part of his supervised release. Finally, authorities indicated Rowe failed to attend mandated substance abuse treatment sessions.

Rowe was initially sent to prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

The original incident occurred May 9, 2008, at the Best Western Inn and Suite on Montgomery Highway in Dothan. Officers obtained a search warrant after receiving information of alleged drug activity. When deputies entered the room, they saw what appeared to be cocaine on the coffee table. Officers handcuffed Rowe, but Rowe jumped from a barstool and dove toward the coffee table, where he turned over an ice bucket that appeared to contain more cocaine.

According to court documents, Rowe then tried to fight with the deputies. He was tazed and removed from the room. A further search of the room resulted in officers finding powder cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana and three handguns.

Also present in the hotel room were Rowe’s girlfriend and their infant child.

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