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

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Vancleave Man Sentenced to Over 17 Years in Prison for Methamphetamine Distribution


Gulfport, Miss. – Marcus Shanord Reddix, 35, of Vancleave, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. to 210 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine in Vancleave, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

On January 11, 2017, Reddix sold methamphetamine to a confidential source from his home on the "Hill" in Van Cleave, Mississippi. Reddix had been distributing methamphetamine and cocaine from that locale for several years and law enforcement was able to make several purchases of methamphetamine from him. His sentence was reflective of his prior criminal history and his position in the organization.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Meynardie.

Drug Trafficking
Updated August 7, 2018