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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Jackson Man Sentenced to Over 6 Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Methamphetamine

Jackson, Miss. – Michael Devell Smith, 28, of Jackson, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate to 75 months in federal prison and 5 years of supervised release for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Michelle A.  Sutphin with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Mississippi.  Smith was also ordered to pay a $1,500 fine. 

From January 2017 to May 2017, Smith sold methamphetamine to buyers, delivering approximately 414 grams of methamphetamine, which was tested and determined to be between 95-99% pure.  Smith was indicted on February 6, 2019 as a result of an extensive operation targeting illegal methamphetamine distribution in central Mississippi. 

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Jackson Police Department, Madison Police Department, Ridgeland Police Department, and the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Chris Wansley and Keesha Middleton.

 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated December 9, 2020