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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Hattiesburg Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Charges

 

Hattiesburg, Miss. – Roderick Simpson, 43, of Hattiesburg, pled guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Mike Hurst and Assistant Special Agent in Charge J. Derryle Smith with the Drug Enforcement Administration.

On October 10, 2016, Simpson sold 55.4 grams of methamphetamine to a confidential source. As a result, he was indicted for conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Simpson will be sentenced on September 18, 2018 by Judge Starrett and faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $10 million fine.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration with assistance from the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shundral H. Cole.

Updated June 7, 2018