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Bay St. Louis man sentenced to serve 5 years for distributing fentanyl

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A Bay St. Louis man has been sentenced to serve 60 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.

45-year-old Joseph Henry III was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Gulfport on Friday for charges connected to his distribution of the illegal substance.

According to court documents, Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputies entered a residence to locate a subject with active felony warrants on December 2, 2021.

While at the residence, deputies found Henry with over one pound of marijuana, 848 dosage units of MDMA, and 312 dosage units of counterfeit oxycodone containing 41.77 grams of fentanyl.

Henry was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 26, 2022, before pleading guilty on December 15, 2022, to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.

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