Byram man pleads guilty to trafficking methamphetamine

 

Date: March 18, 2020

Contact: newsroom@ci.irs.gov

Jackson, Miss. – Timothy Griffin of Byram, Mississippi, pled guilty yesterday before Chief U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine.

In June 2018, DEA agents learned that a drug transaction was going to occur on Raymond Road in Jackson.  Agents observed a pickup truck pull into the Raymond Road location.  The driver of the vehicle was identified as Timothy Griffin.  After searching the pickup truck, agents found approximately 425 grams of actual methamphetamine.

Griffin will be sentenced on July 10, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. and faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $10,000,000 fine.

This case is the result of an extensive investigation targeting illegal methamphetamine distribution in Central Mississippi.  The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation,  Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Marshals Service, Hinds County Sheriff’s Office, Jones County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson Police Department, Richland Police Department, and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Chris Wansley and Keesha Middleton.