- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Lucedale man arrested in a probe of drug trafficking by Black Gangster Disciples and their associates has been sentenced to prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute meth across southeast Mississippi.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1KQcmDN) Phillip Spivery, 51, was sentenced to a 46-month prison term Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden also ordered five years of supervised release.

Spivery is among nine people indicted last fall after a two-year investigation.

The FBI has identified six of the nine as members or associates of the Black Gangster Disciples.

The indictment alleges the suspects conspired to distribute meth from January 2013 until the Nov. 5 indictment. All but two have accepted plea deals.

Court papers allege Jamalia Nix, 34, of Mobile, drove from Texas to George County with meth. A trial is pending for Nix and Kermit “Olin” Blackston, 41, of Lucedale. Both face up to life in prison.

In May, Hosea E. “Bulldog” Blackston, 42, of Mobile, received a 480-month prison term and was fined $10,000. Christine Denise Miller, 29, of George County, received a 120-month prison term and was fined $9,000.

Lucedale residents Samuel “Sambo” McDaniel Jr., 32, and Larry Darnell “L.D.” Anderson, 33, will be sentenced July 29. McDaniel faces 10 years to life in prison. Anderson faces up to 20 years.

Calvin Dwayne “D” Allen Sr., 43, of Pascagoula, faces up to 40 years at his sentencing July 30.

Senon Guzman, 31, of Pasadena, Texas, will be sentenced Aug. 18. He faces 10 years to life in prison.

The plea deals were on a conspiracy charge except for Anderson and Hosea Blackston, who pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute.

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

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