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Gulfport Man Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana

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

Gulfport, Miss – Lyndell Marcel Pritchard, 30, of Gulfport, formerly of Meridian, entered a guilty plea yesterday before U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola to possession with intent to distribute marijuana, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Dana Nichols with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

On January 8, 2018, Gulfport police officers conducted a search of the home where Pritchard lived and found packages containing almost 2 pounds of marijuana along with digital scales. Officers also found a total of eight firearms in the home.

Pritchard will be sentenced by Judge Guirola on December 12, 2018, and faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The Gulfport Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Annette Williams.

Updated September 26, 2018

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