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Press Release

Mississippi Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine Trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Alabama

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that United States District Court Chief Judge Kristi K. DuBose sentenced Ron Luvell Dedeaux on October 12, 2018 to serve a term of imprisonment of 142 months followed by 10 years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine in violation of Title 21 USC § 846.  The defendant previously plead guilty to the offense on August 22, 2016. 

Plea documents filed in the case established that on March 25, 2016, Dedeaux was in California with the co-defendant, Brandon Wayne Bullock.  Dedeaux had obtained approximately 1,037.3 grams of methamphetamine and approximately 1,209.3 grams of marijuana from a source of supply in California.  Dedeaux arranged for the co-defendant, Brandon Bullock, to ship the methamphetamine and marijuana by Express Mail in three packages to Pass Christian, MS. 

The methamphetamine and marijuana was intercepted by US Postal Inspectors in Mobile while en route to Mississippi.  On March 30, 2016, Dedeaux and Bullock were arrested when they attempted to pick up the packages in Mobile. Bullock previously plead guilty in federal court and was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment.  

The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDEFT) Lead Attorney, George F. May for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama. United States Attorney Moore highly praised the efforts of the Postal Inspection Service and the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office for their vigilant efforts in this prosecution. Moore stated that his office would continue to stand arm in arm with our federal and state partners in doing all we can do to keep the community safe and carry out the mandates of the Department of Justice.

Updated October 15, 2018