April 12, 2024

Jackson Man Sentenced to over 15 Years in Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

Morgan Howard

A Jackson man was sentenced to 188 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to court documents, in June 2022, as part of an ongoing investigation, agents executed a search warrant at the residence of 34-year-old Charleston Porter in Jackson where they recovered a .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol, a Glock magazine, ammunition, and methamphetamine.  Agents also found an extended handgun magazine containing ammunition.

Porter pled guilty on July 19, 2023, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee and Special Agent in Charge Steven Hofer of the Drug Enforcement Administration made the announcement.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and the Ridgeland Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Keesha Middleton.

The case is the result of an extensive investigation targeting illegal drug trafficking in the Hinds County, Mississippi, and surrounding areas. The operation is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation. 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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