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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Picayune Men Sentenced to Federal Prison For Trafficking Methamphetamine

Gulfport, Miss. - Timothy Jackson, 42, and Paul Simmons, Jr., 33, both from Picayune, were sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden for their roles in the distribution of methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Thomas M. Annello, Acting Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations in New Orleans.

Jackson was sentenced to 140 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release, and Simmons was sentenced to 89 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release.

Jackson and Simmons both pled guilty on December 14, 2017, to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. They were part of a five-person indictment against a group of individuals who were distributing methamphetamine in the Picayune area.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Meynardie.

Updated March 22, 2018