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Two Men Sentenced in One of the Largest Drug Busts in North Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss.–One of the largest drug busts ever in north Mississippi happened in 2021, when two men from Arizona were caught bringing over 110 lbs. of meth from California to Mississippi. Now both men have gotten federal prison sentences after pleading guilty to federal charges, said a news release from the U.S. Dept. of Justice.
Enrique Rivera, 45, was sentenced to 15 and a half years in prison, while Omar Villacorta got a 19 and a half year sentence.
The drugs were brought to DeSoto and Panola counties.
“This prosecution resulted from one of the largest drug seizures in the Northern District of Mississippi in recent history,” said U.S. Attorney Clay Joyner.  “It was the result of a significant undercover operation involving state and federal law enforcement officers. Due to their diligence and professionalism, we were able to keep this methamphetamine and fentanyl off the streets of Mississippi.”

“This case demonstrates our unwavering commitment to dismantling drug trafficking organizations and holding those responsible accountable, regardless of where they come from. The significant sentences handed down send a clear message that trafficking dangerous narcotics like methamphetamine and fentanyl into Mississippi will not be tolerated,” said Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent in Charge Anessa Daniels-McCaw.