Gulfport, Miss – Anh Viet Quach, 42, of D’Iberville, Mississippi, pled guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Acting Special Agent in Charge Luis M. Quesada with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
In May, 2016, The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, working with the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, obtained information that an individual in D’Iberville was selling large quantities of high grade marijuana. Following surveillance, agents approached Quach and obtained a search warrant for his home. They found approximately 42 pounds of high grade marijuana, $7,200 in cash, a currency counter and a Berretta 9mm handgun. Quach admitted receiving 420 pounds of marijuana by mail from California, which he sold for $2800 per pound. Quach has prior felony gang related convictions from California.
Quach will be sentenced by Judge Guirola on August 22, 2019 at 1:30 p.m., and faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case. The case is prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Annette Williams.