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Neshoba County Man Pleads Guilty to Possession With Intent to Distribute Over 50 Grams of Methamphetamine

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

Jackson, Miss. – A Neshoba County man pleaded guilty to possessing over 50 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

According to court documents, on April 28, 2022, Darrell E. McBeath, 38, distributed over 50 grams of methamphetamine near the Pearl River Community of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.  McBeath was indicted by a federal grand jury in September 2023.

McBeath is scheduled to be sentenced on April 3, 2024, and faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison. A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

U.S. Attorney Todd Gee, Regional Agent in Charge Whitney Woodruff of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Special Agent in Charge Brad Byerley of the Drug Enforcement Administration made the announcement.

The Choctaw Police Department, the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the  Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin J. Payne and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian K. Burns prosecuted the case.

Updated December 14, 2023

Topic
Indian Country Law and Justice