Monday morning, April 5, 2021, Yazoo City resident, Robert Earl Fisher, Jr., was sentenced in the Yazoo County Courthouse to 50 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
Following a two-day trial that began March 24, 2021, a Yazoo County jury reached a unanimous verdict finding Fisher guilty of COUNT I Possession of Marijuana with Intent, COUNT II Possession of a Controlled Substance, COUNTS III-IV Aggravated Trafficking and COUNTS V-VII Trafficking. Fisher was sentenced COUNT I to a term of ten years, COUNT II to a term of four years, COUNT III to term of 25 years, COUNT IV to a term of 25 years, and COUNTS V-VI, each, to a term of ten years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Sentenced as an habitual offender duringsentencing, Fisher will serve time consecutively for COUNTS III – IV and time will be served concurrently for COUNTS I, II, V, and VI for a total of a mandated fifty years.
This sentencing was handed down for the March 2020 incident where Fisher was found to be the renter of a storage unit in Yazoo County that containedthe street value of a half million dollars in marijuana. Following the seizure of drugs at the local storage unit, Fisher’s home was, also, found to contain more marijuana, cocaine, and a plethora of other narcotics. The presiding judge for this trial was
Special Circuit Court Judge Barry Ford and acting on behalf of the state from the office of District Attorney Akillie Malone Oliver were Assistant District Attorneys Sharon A. Spencer and Timothy C. Howard.