Antonio Bean was sentenced to serve four years and three months in custody of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons after previously pleading guilty to a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana, according to court records. He was also sentenced to three years of probation, and the court recommended Bean be considered for placement in the 500-hour intensive drug treatment program while incarcerated, if deemed eligible.
He must surrender for service by Jan. 27.
U.S. District Court Judge Sharion Aycock imposed the sentence during a hearing last Thursday in Aberdeen.
Also recently sentenced was Denorris Howell of Waterford, who previously pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana. Aycock sentenced him to serve five years and 11 months in custody followed by three years of probation. It is concurrent with a sentence imposed in Marshall County Circuit Court.
The two are among 10 people who were accused of arranging the purchase and shipment of drugs into northeast Mississippi between October 2011 and May 2012.
Bean was 35 at the time of arrest, and Howell was 29.