February 20, 2024

Gulfport Woman Sentenced to Over 17 Years in Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute 264 Grams of Methamphetamine

Morgan Howard

A Gulfport woman was sentenced to 225 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute 264 grams of methamphetamine.

According to court documents, on July 1, 2020, law enforcement agents received information that packages containing narcotics were being delivered to Mary Lou Harmon, 61, at an address in D’Iberville, Mississippi.  Harmon and a co-conspirator would receive the packages at the address and then distribute the narcotics.  On July 8, 2020, two packages were sent to the address and law enforcement stopped the distribution.  One of the packages addressed to Mary Lou Harmon contained 264 grams of pure methamphetamine.

Harmon was indicted by a federal grand jury, and she pled guilty on November 2, 2023, to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

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

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Homeland Security Investigations.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Erica Rose prosecuted the case.

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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