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Five McComb residents sentenced to prison on drug charges

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A U.S. District judge sentenced three McComb men and two McComb women on Tuesday for their role in a drug-trafficking conspiracy.

Shawanda Matthews, 31; Veronica Thomas, 37; Samuel Cardell Reed, 30; Eugene Rodrigues Lewis, 35 and Gary Thompson, 34, were sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge David Bramlette III. U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and FBI Special Agent Christopher Freeze made the announcement in a Department of Justice press release.

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

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

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

Matthews was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release, and Thomas was sentenced too 24 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release. 

The charges resulted from a lengthy investigation into a drug-trafficking organisation 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.

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