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Gloster Man Sentenced to Over Five Years in Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine

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

Jackson, Miss. – A Gloster, Mississippi man was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge David Bramlette, III, to 70 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Darren LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.   

According to court documents, Lloyd Palmer, III a/k/a Lo Lo, 48, was under investigation for cocaine distribution when, from August of 2019 through September of 2020, he sold cocaine on several occasions to a confidential source.  During this period, Palmer distributed close to a quarter of kilogram of cocaine in the Wilkinson County area.

The case is the result of an extensive investigation, dubbed “Low Haul,” which began as an operation targeting illegal drug trafficking in the Jackson, Mississippi area. “Low Haul” is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics - McComb District. 

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Keesha Middleton.

Updated November 14, 2022

Drug Trafficking