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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 5, 2018

Biloxi Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute

 

Gulfport, Miss. – Antonio Michael Ross, 49, of Biloxi, Mississippi, pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Thomas M. Annello, Acting Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations in New Orleans.

On March 31, 2017, Antonio Michael Ross approached a safety checkpoint in d’Iberville, Mississippi. As he approached the checkpoint, he took evasive action which was observed by police officers. As a result, officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop. Ross did not immediately stop his vehicle, sped up and ran a stop sign. As he was fleeing, Mr. Ross threw a bag out of the vehicle which later was discovered to contain over 100 grams of pure methamphetamine.

Ross will be sentenced on May 8, 2018 by Judge Guirola, and faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $10 million fine.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Meynardie.

Updated February 5, 2018