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Hattiesburg Man Sentenced to over 31 Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute 318 Grams of Methamphetamine

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

Gulfport, Miss. –  A Hattiesburg man was sentenced to 380 months in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 318 grams of methamphetamine.

According to court records, Robert Patrick Terrell, 43, conspired with Shawn Tullos and Pervis Everett to smuggle methamphetamine into the South Mississippi Correctional Institution (SMCI) in Green County, Mississippi.  As part of an ongoing investigation, on August 10, 2021, a package sent to SMCI was recovered and examined.  The package contained Terrell’s fingerprints and its contents were confirmed to be 318 grams of methamphetamine.

Terrell pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Shawn Tullos pled guilty and was sentenced to 128 months in prison. Pervis Everett pled guilty and was sentenced to 151 months in prison.

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee and Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby of the Federal Bureau of Investigation made the announcement.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Erica Rose and Lee Smith.

Updated November 17, 2023

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