January 26, 2024

Alabama Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute 991 Grams of Methamphetamine

Morgan Howard

A Grand Bay, Alabama man pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 991 grams of methamphetamine.

51-year-old Charles Oliver Trahan, III pled guilty in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.

According to court documents, in early 2023, law enforcement officers received intelligence that an individual named Linda Mizell was selling methamphetamine in Jackson County, Mississippi. Further investigation revealed that Mizell was working with another individual to sell methamphetamine.  Law enforcement identified and corroborated trips where Charles Trahan traveled from Alabama to Mizell’s residence.  On August 22, 2023, officers observed Trahan leaving Mizell’s residence and initiated a traffic stop which led to the recovery of 991 grams of methamphetamine.  Trahan was placed under arrest and analysis of his cell phone revealed that he had frequent contact with Mizell since July 2023 and multiple digital cash payments were sent from Trahan to Mizell.

Trahan is scheduled to be sentenced on April 23, 2024.  He faces up to twenty years in prison. A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Linda Mizell pled guilty on January 17, 2024, and is scheduled to be sentenced on April 2, 2024. She also faces up to twenty years in prison.

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee of the Southern District of Mississippi and Acting Special Agent in Charge Steve Hofer of the Drug Enforcement Administration made the announcement.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Erica Rose is prosecuting the case.

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