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Pearl River man sentenced to over 4 years for drug trafficking

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A Pearl River man has been sentenced to almost five years in prison for charges of Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine on the Choctaw Indian Reservation.

On Wednesday, Shaun Dougherty, 37, of the Pearl River Community of the Choctaw Indian Reservation was convicted of distributing methamphetamine on the reservation from May 2019 to April 2020.

According to court documents, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against Dougherty charging him with possession and distribution of methamphetamine on the reservation in July 2021. On August 31, 2022, Dougherty entered a guilty plea to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Now, Dougherty has been sentenced to a prison term of 57 months to be followed by five years of supervised release.

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