May 30, 2024

Local Rapper, “Lil Ron”, Sentenced to over 14 Years In Prison

Morgan Howard

A local Jackson rapper was sentenced to 170 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute over 37 grams of methamphetamine.

According to court documents, Ronald Cobbs a/k/a Lil Ron a/k/a Reverend Bankroll, Jr., 39, of Jackson, was distributing narcotics at his t-shirt business located in North Mart Plaza in Jackson.

Cobbs was indicted by a federal grand jury and pled guilty in February 2024 to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

U.S. Attorney Todd Gee and Assistant Special Agent in Charge Anessa Daniels-McCaw of the Drug Enforcement Administration made the announcement.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office, and 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 Jackson, Mississippi, and surrounding areas. The case 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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