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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mississippi Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Narcotics Charges

Jackson, Miss. – John D. Anderson, 48, of Lake, Mississippi, pled guilty in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five grams of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced. Anderson will be sentenced on April 30, 2013, and a faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine.

This case is the result of an extensive investigation, dubbed “Operation Brusha”, targeting illegal narcotics distribution in Scott County, Mississippi. The investigation was conducted by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives and Homeland Security Investigations. Assisting agencies included the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Forest Police Department, and Scott County Sheriff’s Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Erin O. Chalk.

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