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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Forest Man Sentenced On Drug Charges

Jackson, Miss. – Jerry Lynn Loper, 45, of Forest, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William H. Barbour, Jr. to serve 95 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis. Loper was also ordered to pay a $1500.00 fine and forfeit 9 firearms which were seized.


Loper was indicted following an extensive investigation, dubbed “Operation Brusha”, targeting illegal narcotics distribution in Scott County, Mississippi. The investigation was conducted by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Homeland Security Investigations and the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assisting agencies included the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Forest Police Department, and Scott County Sheriff’s Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Erin O. Chalk.

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