Carson Man Sentenced to 17 ½ Years in Federal Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

Hattiesburg, Miss. –  A Carson man was sentenced today to 210 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Brad Byerley, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration. 

According to court documents, Charles John Barrett, 37, of Carson, sold methamphetamine to an individual in Hattiesburg on multiple occasions between January and November of 2020. 

Barrett was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 20, 2020.  He pled guilty on March 23, 2021 to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The case is the result of an extensive investigation, dubbed “Bulldog,” which began as an operation targeting illegal methamphetamine distribution in south Mississippi. 

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Keesha D. Middleton prosecuted the case.

Operation Scams-R-Us involves a transnational organized crime enterprise (TOC) operating numerous complex financial fraud schemes via the internet.

Learn More

Disaster Fraud Hotline

If you believe you have been a victim of fraud from a person or an organization soliciting relief funds on behalf of storm victims, contact the National Center for Disaster Fraud toll free at:

(866) 720-5721

You can also fax information to:

(225) 334-4707

or e-mail it to:

disaster@leo.gov

Victim Witness Assistance

Making sure that victims of federal crimes are treated with compassion, fairness and respect.

 

Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee

Training and seminars for Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Agencies.

 

Project Safe Childhood

Help us combat the proliferation of sexual exploitation crimes against children.

 

Project Safe Neighborhoods

Our nation-wide commitment to reducing gun crime in America.

 

Learn More

The post Carson Man Sentenced to 17 ½ Years in Federal Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine appeared first on Shore News Network.