August 4, 2023

Bassfield Man Sentenced to Over 13 Years in Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

Morgan Howard

A Bassfield, Mississippi man was sentenced to 160 months in prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Brad L. Byerley of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

26-year-old Jamario Myers, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Hattiesburg.

According to court documents, from December 2019 through February of 2020, DEA agents conducted an investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine in the Bassfield area by Myers.

During that time Myers was monitored and surveilled distributing methamphetamine from his shed behind his residence. His methamphetamine distribution occurred throughout Jefferson Davis County, MS.

Myers was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 23, 2022.  He plead guilty on February 28, 2023, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Erica Rose and Shundral Cole.

This case is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor- led, intelligence driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

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