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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 21, 2013

Philadelphia Man Sentenced On Drug Charge

Jackson, Miss - Dwight Deshay Willis, 29, of Philadelphia, Mississippi, was sentenced in U.S. District court today to 82 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis. Willis entered a guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III on July 31, 2013.

Willis was arrested following a traffic stop in August, 2012 when he was found to be in possession of over 200 grams of methamphetamine with a purity of over 90%.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and the Neshoba County Sheriff’s Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Erin Chalk.

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