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Vicksburg drug trafficker gets 25 years

A Vicksburg woman will spend 25 years in jail for drug trafficking.

38-year-old Christiania Marie Cotter pled guilty to one count of Trafficking of a Controlled Substance and one count of Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon. The charges stem from a traffic stop in December 2016 when Cotter was caught with 60 grams of methamphetamine.

Assistant DA George Huffman stated that Cotter admitted to making several trips from Jackson to both Vicksburg and the Gulf Coast to deliver meth to local drug dealers. Huffman credits law enforcement for getting Cotter off the streets.

“Because of the diligence of the SMMET interdiction team and investigators, this drug dealer is now off our streets,” Huffman said.

DA Tony Lawrence sent a message to drug dealers that there will be consequences for their actions.

“The poison drug dealers peddle in our communities cause addiction, an increase in crime, and disruption of families.  A line has been drawn and drug dealers are going to jail,” Lawrence said.

 The court sentenced Cotter to serve 25 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with 15 years to serve for the trafficking charge, and the maximum of 10 years for the possession charge, for a total of 25 years.

Both sentences will run concurrently and Cotter will also serve 10 years of post-release supervision.

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