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Friday, July 24, 2015

Guilty Plea In Drug Conspiracy


Gulfport, Miss – On Thursday, July 23, 2015, Herman McGee, Jr. entered a guilty plea before District Judge Sul Ozerden, in a case involving conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute over 500 grams of cocaine and conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, U. S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced today.

McGee, 27 of Jacksonville, Florida, faces a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 40 years in prison, a fine of $5,000,000 and at least 4 years of supervised release on the drug conspiracy and a maximum of 20 years on the firearms charge. Sentencing is set for September 30, 2015.

Previously in the same case, Jalyn Nicole Holland and Keriyae Judekqa Simmons both of Jacksonville entered guilty pleas to interstate travel in aid of an unlawful activity. Each faces a maximum of 5 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 1 year of supervised release. Michael Lamar Ricks also of Jacksonville entered a guilty plea to conspiracy to possess with intent over 500 grams of cocaine. All are pending sentencing.

The case was investigated by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case is prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Annette Williams.

Updated July 24, 2015