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

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Beaumont Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking

Gulfport, Miss. – Joseph Daniel Land, 48, of Beaumont, Mississippi, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. to 84 months in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release, for possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

On October 19, 2016, Land sold two (2) ounces of methamphetamine to a confidential source in McLain, Mississippi.  In addition, several co-conspirators reported that Land was involved in the distribution of methamphetamine.  On July 10, 2018, Land was charged in a federal indictment with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  He pled guilty on January 22, 2019.

In total, Land was held responsible for selling over 500 grams of methamphetamine ICE from September 2016 through April 2017, based on his sale to a source and information learned during the investigation. 

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Meynardie.




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Updated April 26, 2019