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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Mississippi
For Immediate Release
Todd W. Gee, United States Attorney
www.justice.gov/usao-sdms
Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Simon City Royals Gang Member Sentenced to Over 21 Years in Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

JACKSON, Miss. — A Meridian man, and Simon City Royals gang member, was sentenced to 262 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute approximately 630 grams of methamphetamine.

According to court documents, Jeremy Lovell, 45, was found in possession of approximately 630 grams of methamphetamine and two firearms during the execution of a search warrant at his residence on May 3, 2022. Through the investigation, law enforcement determined that from 2020 to 2022, Lovell distributed more than 104 pounds of methamphetamine in Lauderdale County. Lovell has prior convictions for burglary of a commercial building and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. As a convicted felon, it is contrary to federal law for Lovell to possess any firearm.

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

The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department, East Mississippi Drug Task Force, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and the ATF investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam T. Stuart prosecuted the case.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders works together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

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