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Picayune Man Sentenced to Nearly 15 Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

For Immediate Release

U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi

Gulfport, Miss. –   A Picayune man was sentenced to 179 months in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 124.7 kilograms of methamphetamine.

Jeremy Cyntel Turner, 32, was sentenced on May 24, 2024, in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.

According to court records, in 2015, an investigation began into a large-scale drug trafficking organization located largely in Picayune, MS (Pearl River County).  In 2018, Turner was identified as someone who was part of the conspiracy.   A 2020 arrest of other co-conspirators led agents to information that a package of narcotics was being delivered to a Picayune, MS address.  The package contained methamphetamine and was retrieved by Jeremy Turner, who admitted to his involvement in the conspiracy. The total drug quantity attributed to Turner over the course of the conspiracy was 124.7 kilograms of methamphetamine. 

Turner pled guilty on June 21, 2023, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. 

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Anessa Daniels-McCaw of the Drug Enforcement Administration and Acting Special Agent in Charge Eric DeLaune of Homeland Security Investigations made the announcement.  

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Homeland Security Investigations. 

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Erica Rose.

This case is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor- led, intelligence driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.



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