April 24, 2024

Picayune Man Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl

Special to Darkhorse Press

A Picayune man pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute 13 grams of fentanyl.

Brandon Lamont Myers, 41, pled guilty in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.

According to court records, on August 14, 2023, law enforcement officers obtained a search warrant for the residence of Brandon Lamont Myers in Pearl River County, Mississippi.  Agents seized $61,276 and 13 grams of fentanyl.  They also seized a box of clear plastic bags and several digital scales.

According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, fentanyl is approximately 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin.  The DEA reports that two milligrams of fentanyl can be lethal, and one kilogram of fentanyl has the potential to kill 500,000 people.  More facts on fentanyl can be found at https://www.dea.gov/resources/facts-about-fentanyl and https://www.dea.gov/resources/facts-about-fentanyl.

Myers pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. He is scheduled to be sentenced on July 30, 2024, and faces up to twenty years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee of the Southern District of Mississippi, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Anessa Daniels-McCaw of the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Acting Special Agent  in Charge Eric DeLaune of Homeland Security Investigations made the announcement.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations and the Picayune Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Erica Rose is prosecuting the case.

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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