Hattiesburg, Miss – Clarence Steele, 35, of Perkinston, Mississippi, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to serve 70 months in federal prison, followed by 7 years of supervised release, for possession 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). Steele was also ordered to pay a $10,000 fine.
An investigation by the DEA revealed that Steele was a distributor of methamphetamine in the Perry County area. On February 5, 2018 in Beaumont, Steele sold approximately 28 grams of methamphetamine to a DEA confidential source for $700. On February 20, 2018, also in Beaumont, Steele sold approximately 28 grams of methamphetamine to a DEA confidential source for $700. Steele pled guilty on December 6, 2018 to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shundral H. Cole.