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Felon in Possession of a Firearm Receives 48-Month Prison Sentence

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


Gulfport, Miss – On April 4, 2017, Chief U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. sentenced Destin Dominique Johnson to 48 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, U. S. Attorney Harold H. Brittain announced today. Johnson was also ordered to pay a $3,000 fine and serve three years of supervised release when released from prison.

Johnson, 27, of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, was in possession of a firearm in June, 2016. He has been incarcerated since that time. The Court ordered the federal sentence to run concurrently with a state sentence from Hancock County and recommended Johnson attend the Bureau of Prisons 500-hour drug treatment program while incarcerated.

The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives investigated this case. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Annette Williams.

Updated April 5, 2017