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The niece of a local mayor Thursday pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute, according to U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley. Springhill Police Department

Reiny Ratliff, 21, niece of Springhill Mayor Carroll Breaux, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Ratliff  was arrested March 12, 2014, after Springhill Police responded  to a complaint that someone was illegally parked in a handicapped spot at Springhill’s Dollar General store.  While questioning Ratliff, the officer saw drug paraphernalia in the car, arrested her, and impounded the vehicle.

Upon search of Ratliff’s purse, 229.7 grams of methamphetamine and $5,347 were found.

Ratliff faces up to 20 years in prison, three years supervised release, a $1 million fine and forfeiture of the money found. A sentencing date of April 29, 2015 was set.

The DEA and Springhill Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney James G. Cowles is prosecuting the case.








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