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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Mississippi

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Todd W. Gee
, United States Attorney

Ocean Springs Man Sentenced to Over 17 Years in Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Over 1200 Grams of Methamphetamine

Gulfport, Miss. —  An Ocean Springs man was sentenced to 211 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute 1,231 grams of methamphetamine.

Dante Ladon Evans, 48, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.    

According to court documents, Evans was on supervised release when a probation officer went to his residence and discovered narcotics. Further investigation revealed that Evans was in possession of 1,231 grams of methamphetamine. 

Evans pled guilty on November 6, 2023, to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. 

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee and Special Agent in Charge Joshua Jackson of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives made the announcement.  

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Erica Rose.


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