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Leakesville Man Sentenced to Almost 12 Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Methamphetamine

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


Gulfport, Miss. – Marcus Ladelle Moody, 44, of Leakesville, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. to 143 months in federal prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Moody pled guilty on November 29, 2017 to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He was identified as a distributor of methamphetamine in Greene County. On July 14, 2017 a package intended for Moody was discovered by the U.S. Postal Service and Moody was arrested after a controlled delivery was made to his residence. It was later determined that the methamphetamine was in excess of 4 kilograms with a purity level of 90%.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Meynardie.

Updated June 27, 2018