Carriere Man Sentenced to 204 Months for Methamphetamine Possession

Published 12:12 pm Monday, December 4, 2023

Calvin Deshun Vaughn, a 48-year-old resident of Carriere, has been sentenced to 204 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute 56 grams of methamphetamine. The sentencing occurred on November 30, 2023, in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.

The conviction is the result of an investigation that began in 2015 into a large-scale drug trafficking organization primarily operating in Picayune, MS (Pearl River County). Vaughn was identified as a participant in the conspiracy in 2019. Federal agents, working with a confidential source, conducted controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Vaughn. On January 30, 2019, a confidential source successfully acquired 56 grams of 98% pure methamphetamine from Vaughn in Carriere, MS.

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee and Special Agent in Charge Brad L. Byerley of the Drug Enforcement Administration made the announcement.

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The investigation, conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Homeland Security Investigations, led to Vaughn’s prosecution. Assistant U.S. Attorney Erica Rose handled the case.