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Methamphetamine Trafficker in Hattiesburg Sentenced to Over 21 Years in Federal Prison

From:  News Release  9/6/19   GCN

Hattiesburg, Miss. – Isaiah Longino, 38, of Hattiesburg, was sentenced yesterday by Senior U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to serve 262 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for possessession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Brad Byerley with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Longino was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.

An investigation by the DEA revealed that Longino was a distributor of methamphetamine in the Forrest County area. On January 25, 2018, in Hattiesburg, Longino sold 445 grams of methamphetamine to a DEA confidential source for $5,500. Longino pled guilty on April 12, 2019, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shundral H. Cole.

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