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Friday, January 26, 2018

Gulfport Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Methamphetamine


Gulfport, Miss – Steven Paul Salmon, 56, of Gulfport, pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze.

An investigation into methamphetamine trafficking in Biloxi, Mississippi, led FBI agents to order, through a confidential source, methamphetamine from Salmon. On June 6, 2017, Salmon arrived to meet with agents in order to sell them methamphetamine. He was arrested in possession of seven ounces of methamphetamine. Salmon advised that he had additional methamphetamine at his home which led to the seizure of three additional pounds of methamphetamine.

Salmon will be sentenced on April 25, 2018, by Judge Guirola, and faces a maximum penalty of forty years in prison and a $5,000,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Meynardie.

Updated January 26, 2018