A Jacksonville, FL, man pleaded guilty to conspiring to traffic cocaine in a Gulfport courtroom Thursday. Herman McGee, Jr., 27, admitted to conspiring to possess and distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine and using a firearm to help traffic the drugs.
McGee is facing a minimum of five years and a maximum of 40 years behind bars and up to 24 years on supervised release. He may also have to pay up to $5 million in fines.
McGee’s sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 30.
U.S. Attorney Gregory Davis said two other defendants in the case, Jalyn Nicole Holland and Keriyae Judekqa Simmons, have already entered guilty pleas. Holland and Simmons pleaded guilty to interstate travel in aid of an unlawful activity. They are facing up to five years in prison and $250,000 in fines.
Davis said Michael Lamar Ricks also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine.
All defendants in the case are awaiting sentencing.