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Pascagoula Man Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute over 60 Grams of Methamphetamine

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

Gulfport, Miss. – A Pascagoula man pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute over 60 grams of methamphetamine. 

According to court documents, law enforcement received information that Jerome Clifton Clegg, 38, was distributing large quantities of methamphetamine in Pascagoula, MS (Jackson County).  In August 2023, agents set up surveillance of Clegg’s apartment and observed two drug transactions take place.  A traffic stop with the first individual who purchased drugs from Clegg yielded 58 grams of methamphetamine and a second traffic stop with the second individual yielded an additional 3 grams.  Based on this information, agents conducted a search of Clegg’s home which yielded additional narcotics and a handgun.

Clegg is scheduled to be sentenced on March 28, 2024.  He faces a maximum penalty of forty 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 W. Gee of the Southern District of Mississippi and Special Agent in Charge Brad L. Byerley of the Drug Enforcement Administration made the announcement.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Erica Rose is prosecuting the case.

Updated December 4, 2023

Drug Trafficking