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Gulfport Man Sentenced to over 15 years in Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

Gulfport, Miss – Xzavier Earl Damon Wilson, 24, of Gulfport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr., 188 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Kurt Theilhorn, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Wilson was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and forfeit two firearms. 

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit was investigating a heroin overdose and received information that Wilson was the source of supply.  On September 30, 2019, during a traffic stop of Wilson, deputies found 55.15 grams of 100% pure Methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana and a Schedule I controlled substance, synthetic cannabinoid.  A search of a car belonging to Wilson produced 27.873 grams of Heroin and 375.9 grams of pure Methamphetamine.

Wilson was charged in a federal criminal indictment and pled guilty before Judge Guirola on June 25, 2020.

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Annette Williams.

Updated September 24, 2020

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