Two Methamphetamine Producers Sentenced in Federal Court
|FBI Jackson August 03, 2009|
On July 31, 2009, Jerry Wayne Miller Jr., aka “Buck”, age 35, of Pascagoula, Mississippi, and Carl Wayne Rasmussen, age 25, of Moss Point, Mississippi, were sentenced in United States District Court, Gulfport, Mississippi, by United States District Judge Sul Ozerden. The pair was sentenced for their involvement in the production and distribution of Methamphetamines in the Jackson County, Mississippi area. Their activities were discovered by an ongoing, joint investigation into illegal drug activity on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Meynardie.
Miller was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment, followed by three years’ probation and received a $15,000 fine. Rasmussen was sentenced to 14 years and seven months in prison, followed by three years’ probation and a $10,000 fine.
This investigation continues and is worked jointly by the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Narcotics Task Force of Jackson County (NTF).
The FBI Safe Streets Task Force is a Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) initiative and receives funding from the Office of National Drug Control Policy in Washington, D.C. It is made up of Special Agents from the FBI and law enforcement officers from the Pascagoula, Moss Point, Gautier, and Ocean Springs Police Departments, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.