April 8, 2022

Man sentenced to over 22 years in Meridian meth bust

Mary Apel

A Meridian man was sentenced to 270 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Darren LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby with the FBI.

According to court documents, on December 20, 2019, FBI agents intercepted communications of Carnell Denman, 43, and a co-defendant discussing the purchase of methamphetamine.

As planned, surveillance observed Denman arrive at the buy location and ultimately leave the location after a short visit. Denman was later involved in a traffic stop revealing his possession of 325.20 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride, a semi-automatic pistol, and four loaded pistol magazines.

Denman pled guilty on December 22, 2021, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The case is the result of an extensive investigation, dubbed “Hailstorm,” which began as an operation targeting illegal drug trafficking in the Jackson area. “Hailstorm” is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation.

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