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Moss Point Man Sentenced to Over 24 Years in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine

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


Gulfport, Miss. – Demetrius Darnell Mason, 40, of Moss Point, was sentenced on Thursday by U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. to serve 292 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Stephen G. Azzam with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Mason was also ordered to pay a $7,500 fine.

On November 29, 2017, after receiving information involving drug trafficking activity, DEA agents observed FedEx deliver a package to a residence in Biloxi, Mississippi. Mason retrieved the package from the residence and then led police on a high-speed chase through a residential neighborhood. DEA agents arrested Mason and found almost a kilogram of methamphetamine in the package.

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

Updated June 4, 2018