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Drug-Using Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Firearm

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

Gulfport, Miss. –   Joshual Tyrik Richburg, 21, of Biloxi, Mississippi, pled guilty today before U.S. District U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to one count of possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of a controlled substance, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and FBI Special-Agent-in-Charge Michelle Sutphin. 

On September 20, 2019, Joshual Richburg sold a firearm to an individual. During the course of an investigation, it was determined that Richburg had been smoking marijuana every day for several years.  Richburg is a known member of a local Biloxi gang that is part of the Gangster Disciples. 

Richburg will be sentenced by Judge Ozerden on November 19, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Erica Rose.

Updated September 3, 2020

Firearms Offenses