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Conehatta Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi

Jackson, Miss. – A Conehatta man was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Kurt Thielhorn of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

According to court records, Adrian Farmer, 37, possessed two shotguns in July of 2021. Farmer had been previously convicted of a felony in Neshoba County Circuit Court and was prohibited from possessing a firearm.

In March of 2022, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against Farmer for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  Farmer subsequently pled guilty to the charge.   

The case was investigated by the Choctaw Police Department of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin J. Payne and Special Assistant United States Attorney Brian K. Burns.

Updated February 16, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice