An Amory man was sentenced to 18 years in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
According to court documents, Michael Wright, 40, of Amory, Mississippi pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine in February. Court records show that Wright received more than two pounds of methamphetamine in the mail that he intended to distribute.
Senior U.S. District Court Judge Glen H. Davidson sentenced Wright to 216 months of incarceration to be followed by a 5-year term of supervised release.
“When criminals seek to inject poison into our communities, the United States Attorney’s Office will do everything we can to hold them accountable for it,” said U.S. Attorney Clay Joyner. “We hope that this sentence will serve as a deterrent to others who would consider engaging in the illegal drug trade.”
“Illegal drugs have no business being a part of the mail stream,” said Scott Fix, Inspector in Charge of the Houston Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. “Postal Inspectors work tirelessly to rid the mail of illicit and dangerous drugs and provide a safe environment for postal employees and Postal Service customers. The sentencing of Michael Wright demonstrates that Postal Inspectors will never tolerate this abuse of the U.S. Mail. We thank the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in bringing this criminal to justice.”
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service investigated the case.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul D. Roberts prosecuted the case.