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Biloxi Resident Sentenced to Prison on Drug Charge

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

Gulfport, Miss –Willie Eugene Russell, age 39, of Biloxi, was sentenced on April 12, 2014, by Chief U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. to serve 74 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis. He was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.

Russell was arrested after selling 122.2 grams of cocaine hydrochloride. Following his arrest, a search warrant was conducted on his residence. A seizure of cocaine base, cocaine hydrochloride, and United States Currency resulted from the search of Russell’s residence.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Shundral H. Cole.

Updated April 14, 2016

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