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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Florida Man Sentenced to Over 5 Years in Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

Gulfport, Mississippi – A Florida man was sentenced to 62 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Mississippi.  

Ross Alger Medlin, 30, was sentenced in U.S. District Court today after having previously pled guilty to the offense.   

According to information presented to the Court, on February 24, 2021, law enforcement officers stopped a vehicle driven by Vincente Aguirre in Jackson County, Mississippi.  Ross Alger Medlin was a passenger in the vehicle.  The vehicle was stopped for following too closely. A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery of over 400 grams of suspected methamphetamine.  Aguirre and Medlin were taken into custody. 

The FBI’s investigation revealed that Aguirre and Medlin had traveled to Texas from Florida to obtain the methamphetamine and were returning to Florida at the time of the traffic stop. The suspected methamphetamine was sent to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Lab for analysis.  The analysis indicated that the substance was in fact methamphetamine.

Vincent Aguirre was sentenced on February 4, 2022, to 107 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The FBI and Ocean Springs Police Department investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Buckner prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated April 12, 2022