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3 sentenced in Choctaw County case involving stolen pharmacy drugs

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ACKERMAN, Mississippi — Authorities say three men linked to the theft of drugs from pharmacies have been sentenced.

Leabrian Myers, 23, of Madison and Marcus and Maurice Taylor, 32, twin brothers from Jackson, were sentenced Tuesday in Choctaw County Circuit Court.

They were members of what authorities called the "trash bag gang" because they allegedly used a can from the stores they robbed to carry out the drugs they had stolen.

Myers pleaded guilty to one count of business burglary. Marcus Taylor pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. Maurice Taylor pleaded guilty to one count possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Their prison sentences were lengthy. Myers faces seven years in prison and the Taylor brothers each face 15 years in prison.

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