April 29, 2024

Jackson County Man Sentenced to 8-plus Years for Possession with Intent

Darkhorse Press

A Jackson County man was sentenced to 105 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute 70 grams of methamphetamine.

James Richard Morgan, 42, of Jackson County, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.

According to court documents, on September 11, 2018, Morgan and co-defendant Karlos Brown sold 70 grams of 42% pure methamphetamine in the parking lot of a Walmart in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

Morgan and Brown were indicted by a federal grand jury on May 17, 2022.  Both defendants pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  Brown was sentenced on February 27, 2023, to 70 months in prison.

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee and Special Agent in Charge Robert Eikhoff of the Federal Bureau of Investigation made the announcement.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pascagoula Police Department, and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Erica Rose.

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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