Pascagoula Man Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute over 60 Grams of Methamphetamine
Hattiesburg, Miss – Rodrickus Easterling, 30, of Prentiss, Mississippi, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to 60 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for possessession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Assistant Special Agent in Charge Derryle Smith with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Easterling was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.
On July 16, 2015, in Prentiss, Mississippi, Easterling and his co-defendant, Hilton Ross, Jr., sold 81.7 grams of methamphetamine to a DEA confidential source for $2,400. Easterling pled guilty on December 6, 2018, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Ross, Jr. pled guilty for his role and was sentenced by Judge Starrett to serve 125 months in federal prison.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shundral H. Cole.