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Diamondhead Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Methamphetamine

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

Gulfport, Miss – Brian Galbreth, 40, of Diamondhead, Mississippi, was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Judge Louis Guriola, Jr. to serve 360 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Derryle Smith with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Special Agent in Charge Jere T. Miles with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New Orleans.  Galbreth was also ordered to pay a $20,000 fine. 

An investigation by HSI and DEA revealed that, beginning in 2012, Brian Galbreth conspired with others to possess and distribute methamphetamine in the Hancock County, Mississippi area.  The investigation revealed that Galbreth supplied over 15 kilograms of methamphetamine to numerous distributors.  As a result, Galbreth pled guilty on December 11, 2018, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shundral H. Cole.


Updated March 15, 2019

Drug Trafficking