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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Hattiesburg Man Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine


Hattiesburg, Miss. – John Foster, 42, of Hattiesburg, pled guilty yesterday before United States District Judge Keith Starrett to possession with intent to distribute cocaine, announced United States Attorney Mike Hurst and Assistant Special Agent in Charge J. Derryle Smith with the Drug Enforcement Administration.

On September 19, 2016, Foster sold 27.8 grams of cocaine to a confidential source. As a result, he was indicted for conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Foster will be sentenced on September 18, 2018 by Judge Starrett, and faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration with assistance from the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shundral H. Cole.

Updated June 7, 2018