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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 27, 2018

Biloxi Man Sentenced to 10 years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Methamphetamine

 

Gulfport, Miss. – Antonio Michael Ross, 49, of Biloxi, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr., to 120 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine in D’Iberville, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Jere T. Miles, Special Agent in Charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations in New Orleans. Ross pled guilty on February 5, 2018, to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

On March 31, 2017, Ross approached a safety checkpoint in D’Iberville. 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, he threw a bag out of the vehicle which later was discovered to contain over 100 grams of pure methamphetamine.

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated July 27, 2018