April 19, 2023

Former Hinds County Detention Officer Sentenced For Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

Morgan Howard

A Madison man was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

According to court documents, on August 18, 2018, 26-year-old Marcell Anderson, a Hinds County detention officer, attempted to introduce contraband into the Hinds County Detention Center in Raymond, Mississippi.

He had an electrical taped bundle in his pants containing methamphetamine, marijuana, spice (synthetic marijuana), Xanax pills, rolling papers, and lighters.

Anderson was indicted by a federal grand jury and he pled guilty on January 25, 2023 to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office.

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