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

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Firearm

 

Jackson, Miss – Johnnie Lee Luckett, 45, of Jackson, pled guilty today, before U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate, to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Dana Nichols with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

On September 6, 2017, Jackson police officers stopped Johnnie Lee Luckett for speeding on Woodrow Wilson Avenue in Jackson. At that time, a small plastic bag of marijuana could be seen in his hands. He was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. During the inventory of the car, police officers found a Taurus 9mm Pistol. Luckett admitted to having the firearm.

Judge Wingate will sentence Luckett on June 25, 2018, and he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Explosives. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Glenda R. Haynes.

Updated April 19, 2018