Madison County Resident going to prison for possession of a controlled substance

Madison County Resident going to prison for possession of a controlled substance
Attorney General Jim Hood

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a press release from the Attorney General's office

A Madison man has been sentenced to prison for possession of a controlled substance, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.Leabrian Myers, 23, of Madison, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of possession of a controlled substance in Madison County Circuit Court. 

Judge William Chapman sentenced Myers to the maximum penalty of eight years to serve in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections as a habitual offender. Myers was found to be in possession of 500 dosage units of hydrocodone with acetaminophen after a routine traffic stop. 

The case was initially handled by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and handed over to the Attorney General's Office for prosecution.“We appreciate Judge Chapman's sentence ordering the maximum time behind bars,” said Attorney General Hood. 

“We also appreciate the initial investigative work done by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics which made this case.”

The case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Stan Alexander of the Mississippi Attorney General's Public Integrity Division.Myers is also awaiting trial for burglary of a pharmacy in Ackerman.