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Jefferson Davis County Man Sentenced to over 10 Years in Prison for Drug Distribution

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

Hattiesburg, Miss – Melvin “Dogman” Fairman, 36, of Prentiss, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to 121 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Brad Byerley with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).  Judge Starrett also ordered Fairman to pay a $9,000 fine. 

On July 11, 2019, Fairman sold almost a half kilogram of methamphetamine in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi for $3,300. The methamphetamine was sent to the DEA laboratory in Miami, Florida where the results revealed the methamphetamine was 89% pure.

Fairman pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine before Judge Starrett on June 22, 2020. 

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

Updated September 24, 2020

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