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California Man Sentenced to Almost 20 Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

Gulfport, Miss. –   A California man was sentenced to 237 months in prison for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Brad L. Byerley of the Drug Enforcement Administration.  

Brent Alan Wright, age 50, of Yorba Linda, California, was sentenced on August 3, 2023 in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.

According to court records, on December 29, 2021, DEA agents received information regarding a drug trafficking organization in Long Beach, MS.  The investigation revealed that the leader of this drug trafficking organization (DTO), Antonina Troyer, was receiving multi-pound packages of methamphetamine from Brent Alan Wright in California.  Wright used the United States Postal Service to ship methamphetamine to Troyer on several occasions. During the course of the conspiracy, Wright shipped approximately 2.9 kilograms of methamphetamine to South Mississippi. 

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. 

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

Updated August 7, 2023

Drug Trafficking