"Batman" sentenced to 23 years for distributing meth

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The ringleader of the state's largest-ever uncovered meth ring has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.

Christopher Stewart of Walthall County, also known as "Batman," was sentenced to 278 months in a federal prison Tuesday by Judge Keith Starrett.

Stewart and nearly two dozen other suspects have pleaded guilty to charges of distributing more than 50 pounds of Mexican meth a month in Mississippi, concentrating primarily in Marion, Lamar, Walthall, Pike, and Rankin counties.

Authorities seized over 100 weapons and $1.5 in meth during the 2009 investigation.

The indictment alleges Stewart threatened to kill a state narcotics officer and judges involved in the case.

In addition to the 23 years, Stewart was fined $25,000 and sentenced to 10 years supervised release.

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