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Two sentenced in multi-state drug distribution conspiracy

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Biloxi man and Jackson man were sentenced in a multi-state drug distribution conspiracy. The distribution network encompasses the states of California, Texas and Mississippi.

43-year-old Donte L. Evans of Biloxi, and 52-year-old Cedric Collum of Jackson were sentenced on Monday.

Evans was sentenced to five years in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.

He received a quantity of cocaine for distribution from a co-conspirator who traveled from Jackson to Biloxi. Evans also sold quantities of cocaine in Gulfport. He pled guilty to the charges on January 24.

Collum was sentenced to five years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

He purchased a quantity of cocaine from a co-conspirator in Jackson. After he bought the cocaine, he was stopped by Jackson police during a routine traffic stop and the cocaine was recovered. Collum pled guilty on January 5.

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