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Three McComb men senteced for drug trafficking

Three men from McComb have been sentenced for drug trafficking cocaine hydrochloride.

U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze said 30-year-old Samuel Cardell Reed, 35-year-old Eugene Rodrigues Lewis, and 34-year-old Gary Thompson, all of McComb, were sentenced on November 14 by Senior U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette III, for their roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy.

Samuel Cardell Reed was sentenced to 169 months in federal prison followed by three
years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine
hydrochloride.

Eugene Rodrigues Lewis was sentenced to 65 months in federal prison followed by three
years of supervised release for possession with the intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride.

Gary Thompson was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison followed by three years of
supervised release for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride.

The indictment, in this case, was the result of a lengthy investigation into a drug
trafficking organization operating in south Mississippi.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force in Hattiesburg, along with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Office of the Mississippi State Auditor, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, and the Hattiesburg Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jerry L. Rushing.

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