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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Mississippi
Todd W. Gee, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Monday, January 22, 2024

Moss Point Man Sentenced to Over 16 Years in Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute 14 Grams of Fentanyl

GULFPORT, Miss. — A Moss Point man was sentenced to a total of 195 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute 14 grams of fentanyl.

Richard Terrell Magee, 39, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.

According to court documents, on July 28, 2022, agents conducted a controlled purchase of 14 grams of fentanyl from Magee in Jackson County. Magee was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 21, 2023.  He pled guilty on Oct. 19, 2023, to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance

According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, fentanyl is approximately 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin. The DEA reports that two milligrams of fentanyl can be lethal, and one kilogram of fentanyl has the potential to kill 500,000 people. More facts on fentanyl can be found at

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

The case was investigated by ATF.

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


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