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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Three McComb Men Sentenced to Prison for their Roles in a Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

 

Natchez, Miss – Samuel Cardell Reed, 30, Eugene Rodrigues Lewis, 35, and Gary Thompson, 34, all of McComb, Mississippi, were sentenced on November 14, 2017 by Senior U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette III, for their roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze.

Samuel Cardell Reed was sentenced to 169 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride.

Eugene Rodrigues Lewis was sentenced to 65 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession with the intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride.

Gary Thompson was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride.

The indictment in this case was the result of a lengthy investigation into a drug trafficking organization operating in south Mississippi. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force in Hattiesburg, along with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Office of the Mississippi State Auditor, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, and the Hattiesburg Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jerry L. Rushing.

Updated November 16, 2017