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Edwards Man Sentenced to Over Three Years in Prison Under Project EJECT for Trafficking Methamphetamine

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

Jackson, Miss – Daniel Chad Parrette, 48, of Edwards, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan to 43 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Interim Director Steve Maxwell with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (“MBN”).  Parrette was also ordered to pay a $1,500 fine. 

On March 30, 2018, MBN agents received information that Parrette was attempting to sell methamphetamine.  Based upon this information, as well as the agents’ observations, agents made a traffic stop on Parrette’s truck and confronted Parrette.  Agents searched Parrette’s truck and found four individually wrapped bags of methamphetamine.  In a subsequent interview, Parrette told agents that he wanted to sell the methamphetamine.

On April 3, 2019, Parrette was charged in a federal indictment with possession with intent to distribute a substance containing methamphetamine. He pled guilty before Judge Jordan on November 21, 2019.

The case was investigated by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bert Carraway.

This case is part of Project EJECT, an initiative by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi under the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) and Project Guardian. EJECT is a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to fighting and reducing violent crime through prosecution, prevention, re-entry and awareness. EJECT stands for “Empower Justice Expel Crime Together.” PSN is bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Project Guardian draws upon the Department’s past successful programs to reduce gun violence; enhances coordination of federal, state, local, and tribal authorities in investigating and prosecuting gun crimes; improves information-sharing by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives when a prohibited individual attempts to purchase a firearm and is denied by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), to include taking appropriate actions when a prospective purchaser is denied by the NICS for mental health reasons; and ensures that federal resources are directed at the criminals posing the greatest threat to our communities.

Updated June 15, 2020

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