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Gulfport Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Heroin

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

Gulfport, Miss. – Alexander Archie, Jr., 41, of Gulfport, pled guilty today before U.S. District Court Judge Sul Ozerden to possession with intent to distribute heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Stephen G. Azzam.

On July 31, 2017, following information of suspected heroin distribution in a hotel room at the Best Western hotel in Gulfport, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Division organized an undercover operation. Archie was detained after he sold approximately 3.5 grams of heroin to a confidential source. A search warrant was obtained for the hotel room. The search of the hotel room led to the discovery of 74.1 grams of heroin, plastic sandwich bags, currency, and a digital scale.

Archie will be sentenced on June 11, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. by Judge Ozerden, and faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

The case was investigated by the DEA with assistance from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Division. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shundral H. Cole.

Updated February 21, 2018