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Picayune man sentenced to 72 months for trafficking meth

GULFPORT, Miss. (WJTV) -- A 49-year-old Picayune man is sentenced  72 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for distributing methamphetamine.

U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst said 49-year-old  Dennis Earl Smith was sentenced Thursday.

Authorities said Smith pled guilty on January 11, 2018, to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. 

Smitt was part of a five-person indictment against a group of individuals who were distributing methamphetamine in the Picayune area. 

During the course of the investigation, law enforcement said they purchased two ounces of pure methamphetamine from Smith.

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