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Picayune Man Sentenced to over 6 Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute

For Immediate Release

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


Gulfport, Miss. – A Picayune man was sentenced to 77 months in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Brad Byerley of the Drug Enforcement Administration.


Jourdan Rayshade Bolton, 20, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.


According to court records, in December 2021, law enforcement became aware of a possible drug trafficking organization in Pearl River County involving Bolton and a co-conspirator.

On February 8, 2022, a controlled purchase of fentanyl pills was conducted with Bolton and his co-conspirator at a Picayune residence in Pearl River County.

On July 8, 2022, a search warrant was executed at the defendant’s residence. 60 fentanyl pills were recovered as well as four firearms.


The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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

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