Lamar Co. man sentenced in federal court on drug charges

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Lamar County man has been sentenced to nearly 8 years infederal prison on drug charges. Tommy Lucas, 48, was sentenced to 95 months by U.S. District Court Judge Keith Starrett Thursday morning.

Luacs was sentenced today, for previously pleading guiltyfor possession with intent to distribute, two days after Warren Lewis, 70, wassentenced to nearly 17 years in prison with the same case.

Lucas was part of what is believed to be the largest methamphetamineseizure in Lamar County history.

Lucas andsix-others were arrested in November 2013 for running what is said to be one ofthe largest crystal meth operations in the area. During the time multiplesearch warrants were being executed an additional five-pound bag of meth valuedat quarter of a million dollars was found on a 400 acre property off LittleBlack Creek Road.