Frank George Owens Jr., of D’Iberville, and Eric Glenn Parker (of Petal) are facing lengthy sentences in this case. Prosecutors claim that it is the culmination a two year investigation in north- and south Mississippi. The trial began on April 4th and was presided over by Glen H. Davidson, U.S. District Judge. The sentence will be handed down in the next few months. Josh Turner, Parker’s Oxford attorney, stated that he will appeal the verdict. Turner stated that “the government provided absolutely no evidence to support venue at the Northern District of Mississippi” and that the jury verdict was not supported by the evidence. Andy Sumrall, Owens’ lawyer, was not available for comment. Scott Leary, the assistant U.S. Attorney, was also unavailable. After an investigation into the Aryan Brotherhood in Mississippi, Owens and Parker were both indicted. The 31-page indictment charged them with various roles in a conspiracy for methamphetamine possession with intent to distribute. This was in support of their activities as gang leaders inside and outside state prisons in Mississippi.