Mississippi woman, Alabama man sentenced for conspiracy to sell 991 grams of methamphetamine

Published 2:21 pm Tuesday, May 7, 2024

A Mississippi woman and an Alabama man were sentenced to federal prison for their involvement in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 991 grams of methamphetamine.

Linda Renee Mizell, 41, of Moss Point, Mississippi, was sentenced to 75 months in prison and Charles Oliver Trahan, II, 51, of Grand Bay, Alabama, was sentenced to 155 months in prison.

According to court documents, in early 2023, law enforcement officers received information that Mizell was selling methamphetamine in Jackson County, Mississippi.  Further investigation revealed that Mizell was working with Charles Trahan to sell the methamphetamine.  Law enforcement identified and corroborated trips where Trahan traveled from Alabama to Mizell’s residence.

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On August 22, 2023, officers observed Trahan leaving Mizell’s residence and initiated a traffic stop which led to the recovery of 991 grams of methamphetamine.  Trahan was placed under arrest and analysis of his cell phone revealed that he had frequent contact with Mizell, and that multiple digital cash payments were sent from Trahan to Mizell. Agents executed a search warrant on Mizell’s residence and recovered a digital scale and methamphetamine paraphernalia.

On September 19, 2023, a federal grand jury indicted Mizell and Trahan.  Both defendants subsequently pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee of the Southern District of Mississippi and Assistant Special Agent in Charge Anessa Daniels-McCaw of the Drug Enforcement Administration made the announcement.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Erica Rose prosecuted the case.