JACKSON COUNTY -- A Moss Point man was sentenced Friday to a 20-year sentence followed by eight years of post-release supervision after pleading guilty to drug charges.
Lattimore Walley, 36, pleaded guilty to three counts of possession of cocaine. He was arrested following traffic stops in Moss Point in September and November 2014 in Moss Point.
Circuit Judge Kathy King Jackson imposed the sentence Friday, also ordering Walley to pay a total of $3,000 in fines, a $100 payment to the Crime Victim's Compensation Fund and all court costs.
Agents with the South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team investigated the case.
"Drug dealers feed the addictions that cause so much of the crime that we see in this community," District Attorney Tony Lawrence said. "I commend the work of the (SMMET) team for their work in this case and the teamwork approach that is back in force in Jackson County. I hope this 20-year sentence sends a message to other drug users or dealers that their actions will not be tolerated."
Assistant District Attorney Leilani Tynes, who prosecuted the case along with Lawrence, added, "Drug traffickers put our entire community at risk and the Metro Enforcement Team continuously works to keep drug dealers off the streets and make our communities safer. I hope the community will continue to work with law enforcement to keep drugs off the streets."