U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst has announced that two men have been sentenced on charges of drug trafficking.
54-year-old Charlie Lee Martin, of Jackson, and 42-year-old Shredewrick Anderson of Lancaster, California, were convicted and then sentenced by U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III, for their roles in a drug conspiracy.
Martin was sentenced to nearly 11 years (130 months) in prison for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.
Anderson received a lesser sentence for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. He was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison (90 months).
The defendants were charged after a lengthy investigation was conducted into a drug trafficking operation by the DEA and Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and several other agencies. In November 2015, officials found that Martin and Anderson were getting cocaine from sources of supply in both Texas and Mississippi. The pair would then distribute it to individuals in Jackson and Gulfport.
Both sentences will be followed by five years of supervised release.