2 Florida Men Sentenced in Mississippi Cocaine Bust

Posted at 8:07 AM, Oct 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-22 08:07:00-04

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 27-year-old Florida man who coordinated trips to move large amounts of cocaine from Florida to Texas by way of South Mississippi will serve a total of 14 years in prison.

The Sun Herald reports ( U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden on Tuesday sentenced Herman McGee Jr., of Jacksonville, on two federal charges.

On a drug conspiracy charge, Ozerden sentenced him to the 14-year prison term followed by five years of supervised release and an $8,000 fine. That sentence will run concurrently to another 14-year sentence and $8,000 fine on a charge of conspiracy to possess a firearm in a drug-trafficking scheme.

Another Jacksonville man, 27-year-old Michael Lamar Ricks, will serve a little more than nine years in prison on a drug conspiracy charge.