April 10, 2024

Pascagoula Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

Morgan Howard

A Pascagoula man was sentenced in federal court today to 72 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

39-year-old Jerome Clifton Clegg was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.

 According to court documents, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Southern Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team received information that Jerome Clifton Clegg was distributing large quantities of methamphetamine in Pascagoula. In August 2023, agents began surveillance of Clegg’s residence and observed drug transactions taking place.  A traffic stop conducted on one individual who purchased drugs from Clegg yielded 58 grams of methamphetamine, and a traffic stop with a second individual yielded an additional 3 grams.  Based on this information, agents conducted a search of Clegg’s home which yielded additional narcotics and a handgun.

On December 4, 2023, Clegg pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

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 and the South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team.

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

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