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Starkville Man Sentenced to Prison for Drug Trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Mississippi

Oxford, MS – A Starkville man was sentenced today to over seven years in federal prison for drug trafficking.

According to court documents, Lashadus Harris, 33, previously pled guilty to distribution of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance. Senior U.S. District Court Judge Glen H. Davidson sentenced Harris to 87 months in prison following his drug trafficking conviction. Upon release from prison, Harris will serve a three-year term of supervised release. Harris was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals after sentencing.

“This defendant is a repeat offender who continued to sell dangerous narcotics in his community,” remarked U.S. Attorney Clay Joyner. “Thanks to the hard work of FBI, the Starkville Police Department and AUSA Robert Mims, he will no longer be retailing illegal drugs in Starkville.”

“The FBI is committed to ensuring that our communities remain safe,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Robert A. Eikhoff. “When individuals, like Mr. Harris, continuously introduce illegal narcotics into the community, this becomes a danger to society. It is imperative the FBI, DOJ and our Starkville partners fully prosecute these offenders to the extent allowed.” 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Starkville Police Department.

Updated June 18, 2024

Drug Trafficking