Compton man who dealt heroin in Mississippi gets 10 years in prison

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JACKSON, MI –  Donte Ramon Nelson, 41, of Compton, California, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III to 120 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and 400 grams or more of a substance containing fentanyl, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Darren LaMarca, Special Agent in Charge Brad Byerley of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Special Agent in Charge Michelle Sutphin with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Mississippi.

The case is the result of an extensive investigation targeting illegal narcotics distribution in central Mississippi that involved the distribution of methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and cocaine from California using the United States Postal Service.  

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