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3 Scott Co. men plead guilty to meth distribution

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Three Scott County men have pleaded guilty to federal drug charges. Three Scott County men have pleaded guilty to federal drug charges.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Three Scott County men have pleaded guilty to federal drug charges. The men were arrested in November and charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.

U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis says the three men were arrested as the result of an extensive investigation dubbed "Operation Brusha," which targeted illegal narcotics in Scott County.

Charles Dewayne Loper, 35, of Forest pleaded guilty Friday and will be sentenced May 14. Willie Carlos Johnson, 25, of Forest and Scottland R. Stewart, 28, of Lake pleaded guilty Monday and will be sentenced May 16. All three face a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $10 million fine.

Twelve others were arrested during "Operation Brusha" in November. At that time Scott County Sheriff Mike Lee said the investigation into the distribution of crystal methamphetamine in Brusha took five years. Lee said investigators raided five homes in the community.

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