Man receives 15-year sentence for trafficking meth in metro area

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Updated: Nov. 18, 2020 at 11:23 AM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A Louisiana man received a 15-year sentence in federal prison for trafficking methamphetamine in the metro area.

Shawn Louis Romero, 47, of Lafayette, Louisiana, was sentenced Tuesday by a judge in the Mississippi Southern Court District to serve 180 months in federal prison and 5 years of supervised release.

He is charged for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Brad L. Byerley with the Drug Enforcement Administration. 

Romero was also ordered to pay a $1,500 fine.

In November 2017, DEA agents say they learned Romero was responsible for transporting large amounts of methamphetamine in the Jackson area.

He was arrested after officers set up surveillance and found approximately 5 pounds of methamphetamine in his car.

Romero was charged in a superseding indictment on September 10, 2019, and pled guilty before a judge on March 5, 2020.

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