Man sentenced to 25 years for fentanyl

Man sentenced to 25 years for fentanyl


A Canton man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the sale of fentanyl in Madison and Gluckstadt.

Judge Dewey Arthur sentenced Denarious Evans, 24, to 25 years without the possibility of parole for the sale of fentanyl, District Attorney Bubba Bramlett, Jr. announced on June 24.

“Let this young man’s sentence be a reminder to not sell fentanyl in Madison and Rankin counties,” Bramlett said. “We take this crime very seriously because people are dying every day from fentanyl overdoses.”

On three separate occasions in August and November 2023, officers with the Madison Police Department and Gluckstadt Police Department conducted days of surveillance, which showed several drug transactions between Evans and confidential informants, according to Bramlett.

“We would like to thank both MPD and GPD for their great work on this case and all they are doing trying to stop the flow of deadly fentanyl into our counties,” Brmalett said.

Evans was previously convicted in April 2024 for felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm from charges in Ridgeland. 

“Additionally,” Bramlett said. “Denarious Evans is only 24 years old and had already been convicted of at least four felonies before he came before Judge Arthur on these sale charges. Due to the large number of prior convictions and the amount of fentanyl pills he sold, he will have to serve every day of this sentence.” 

Bramlett said he was sentenced to 15 years for those offenses. Evans now has three other prior felony convictions from Madison, Oktibbeha, and Leake counties for various crimes, including possession of a stolen firearm, business burglary, and introduction of contraband into a correctional facility.

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