Man sentenced to 10 years for selling meth

Man sentenced to 10 years for selling meth
Tillman will serve 121 months in federal prison for selling methamphetamine. (Source: Madison County Detention Center)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A Jackson man will spend the next 10 years in prison in connection with trafficking meth.

Cedrick Tillman, 35, of Jackson, was sentenced to 121 months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst.

Tillman was also ordered to pay a $1,500 fine and will serve his sentence consecutively to the state sentence his currently serving, the release states.

He was previously convicted of selling meth and conspiracy to commit a crime in Rankin County and was sentenced to eight years behind bars, according to the Mississippi Department of Corrections website.

U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate handed down the decision.

Attorneys say that between January and March 2019, Tillman sold the substance multiple times to one individual. He was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 6, 2019. He pled guilty on June 24.

Tillman was convicted under the federal Project EJECT, which is designed to get criminals sentenced under federal, rather than state laws.

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