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Biloxi Man Sentenced to over 11 Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl

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

Gulfport, Miss. –  A Biloxi man was sentenced to 136 months in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Brad L. Byerley of the Drug Enforcement Administration.  

Antonio Centrea Leger, 25, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.   

According to court documents, in July of 2021, as part of the investigation into the death of an airman at Keesler Air Force Base, a drug trafficking organization was identified as operating in the sale of counterfeit pills containing fentanyl in Harrison County, Mississippi.  As a result of this investigation, Antonio Centrea Leger was identified as a participant, having a leadership role in this drug trafficking organization.  Multiple controlled purchases of fentanyl and a search warrant of his residence, which yielded 742 fentanyl tablets, led to Leger’s arrest.

Leger was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 7, 2022.  He pled guilty on February 15, 2023, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl. 

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Agency. 

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Erica Rose.


Updated May 26, 2023

Drug Trafficking