A Poplarville man was sentenced to a 40 month prison term, ordered to pay more than $150,000 in restitution and to serve three years of supervised probation in a plea deal for fraud and aggravated identity theft, said John Dowdy, Chief of Criminal Division for the Southern District of Mississippi's U.S. Attorney's office.
When asked how many street-level drug dealers would be affected by the interruption in the flow of drugs, John Dowd, the drug enforcement chief for the U.S. attorney's office in Indianapolis replied: "Hundreds."
"This was a fairly significant investigation in terms of the complexity and size of it," said John Dowd, drug unit chief at the U.S. attorney's office.Dowd said the purity of the methamphetamine made it especially dangerous because the eight pounds confiscated could have been stretched to up to three or four times that amount.Dowd said the type of methamphetamine is uncommon in Indiana and most likely came from Mexico.
U.S. Attorney John Dowdy and FBI Special Agent in Charge of Mississippi Daniel McMullen announced "Operation Run This Town," which began as an investigation of drug distribution in Marion, Pike, Forrest and Lincoln counties in Mississippi and Washington Parish in Louisiana.
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