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California Man Sentenced To Prison For Drug Conspiracy

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


Jackson, Miss - Walter Pernillo, 42, of San Bernardino, California, was sentenced on Friday, April 22, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III, to serve a term of 151 months in federal prison followed by 5 years of supervised release for his role in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of actual methamphetamine, U.S. Gregory K. Davis announced today.

The indictment in this case was the result of an extensive investigation dubbed Operation Yeti Ice@ which targeted illegal narcotics distribution in central Mississippi. The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics led the investigation. Assisting agencies included the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Leake County Sherriff’s Office, Madison County Sherriff’s Office, United States Postal Service, Internal Revenue Service, Carthage Police Department, , Forest Police Department, Newton County Sherriff’s Office, Lauderdale County Sherriff’s Office, Decatur Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Richland Police Department, Pearl Police Department, Ridgeland Police Department, Jackson Police Department and the United States Marshal Service.

Updated April 25, 2016