Crime

Man sentenced for meth distribution in Harrison County

Xavier Terrazas
Xavier Terrazas

Xavier Terrazas of Arizona has been fined $5,000 and sentenced to almost 11 years in prison for his role in the distribution of crystal meth in Harrison County.

Terrazas, 29, also received five years of probation at his sentencing Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden imposed a 130-month prison term, or 10 years and 10 months.

Terrazas admitted guilt to a conspiracy charge in June regarding his involvement in meth distribution in Harrison County and elsewhere over a year or more.

He was indicted in July 2013 and made his first court appearance in Phoenix. His case was transferred to federal court in Gulfport. He later received approval to be prosecuted in Phoenix, court records show.

Terrazas had been free on bond until he failed to attend a change-of-plea hearing in Phoenix in December 2014. He was later arrested and brought to Gulfport in January. He has been in jail since then.

The conspiracy began in September 2012 and continued through July 2013.

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