May 7, 2024

Pearl River Man Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute over 50 Grams of Methamphetamine

Morgan Howard

A Neshoba County man was sentenced to 34 months in federal prison for possessing over 50 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

According to court documents, 31-year-old Marcus Tubby, Jr., possessed with intent to distribute methamphetamine in the Pearl River Community of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.  Tubby was indicted by a federal grand jury in September of 2023, and he pleaded guilty on February 7, 2024.

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee of the Southern District of Mississippi, Regional Agent in Charge Whitney Woodruff of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Assistant Special Agent in Charge Anessa Daniels-McCaw of the Drug Enforcement Administration made the announcement.

The case was investigated by the Choctaw Police Department of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin J. Payne and Assistant United States Attorney Brian K. Burns.

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