- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty a conspiracy to distribute 5 or more kilos of cocaine in Pearl River County and elsewhere in South Mississippi has been sentenced to a five year prison term.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1BdtuAp ) U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. handed down the sentenced earlier this month to Juan Resendez of Houston.

Resendez was one of two men indicted in the case.

Nicholas Wilkes is serving a 9 1/2-year prison sentence along with five years under post-release supervision in the case. He was sentenced in February. He was initially arrested in Memphis.

The indictment accused Wilkes and Resendez of conspiring to bring cocaine into South Mississippi from as early as 2005 through the date of the indictment in early November.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com


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