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Meridian man could face life in prison after latest crime included having 630 grams of meth

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A Meridian man will be locked up for having large quantities of methamphetamine and illegally owning guns.

Court documents reveal that 44-year-old Jeremy Lovell was found in possession of approximately 630 grams of methamphetamine and two firearms during the execution of a search warrant at his residence last May.

Lovell has prior convictions for burglary of a commercial building and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. As a convicted felon, Lovell is unable to legally possess a firearm.

Lovell pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He is scheduled to be sentenced on December 12 and faces a maximum penalty of life in prison.

A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, and the ATF investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam T. Stuart is prosecuting the case.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.

As part of the strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

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