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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Jackson Man Sentenced to Almost Six Years in Prison under Project EJECT for Trafficking Methamphetamine

Jackson, Miss – Corey Deonte Collins, 29, of Jackson, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Carlton W. Reeves to 70 months in prison, followed by 4 years of supervised release, for possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Michelle A. Sutphin, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Mississippi. 

Collins was indicted following a drug trafficking investigation in the Jackson area.  On February 19, 2019, and again on March 1, 2019, Collins sold approximately 26 grams of methamphetamine to an individual.  Subsequent analysis by the Drug Enforcement Administration laboratory revealed the methamphetamine was 99% pure. 

Subsequently, Collins pled guilty before Judge Reeves on March 2, 2020.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bert Carraway.

This case is part of Project EJECT, an initiative by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi under the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) and Project Guardian. EJECT is a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to fighting and reducing violent crime through prosecution, prevention, re-entry and awareness. EJECT stands for “Empower Justice Expel Crime Together.” PSN is bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Project Guardian draws upon the Department’s past successful programs to reduce gun violence; enhances coordination of federal, state, local, and tribal authorities in investigating and prosecuting gun crimes; improves information-sharing by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives when a prohibited individual attempts to purchase a firearm and is denied by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), to include taking appropriate actions when a prospective purchaser is denied by the NICS for mental health reasons; and ensures that federal resources are directed at the criminals posing the greatest threat to our communities.

Topic(s): 
Project Guardian
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Updated June 2, 2020