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

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Hattiesburg Man Sentenced to 20 years in Prison for Drug Trafficking

Hattiesburg, Miss – Miguel McCallum, 43, of Hattiesburg, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to serve 240 months in federal prison, followed by ten years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Brad L. Byerley with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). McCallum was also ordered to pay a $25,000 fine.

During the course of a narcotics investigation, DEA agents learned that McCallum was responsible for methamphetamine distribution in the Hattiesburg area. On May 9, 2018, DEA agents executed a search warrant at McCallum’s residence in Hattiesburg. During the execution of the search warrant, 3 firearms and approximately 3 pounds of marijuana were found. A second search led to the discovery of 142.8 grams of methamphetamine inside a jacket hanging in the front closet of the home.

McCallum pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine on December 13, 2018.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shundral H. Cole.

Drug Trafficking
Updated April 24, 2019