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Jackson County Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Gun and Drug Charges

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

Gulfport, Miss – Kristopher Michael Williams, 33, of Moss Point, Mississippi, pled guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. to being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Dana Nichols with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Williams faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison for the firearm charge and 40 years on the drug charge.  He further faces fines up to $5 million along with at least 4 years of supervised release.  He will be sentenced by Judge Guirola on June 11, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. 

On November 17, 2017, Moss Point police officers stopped Williams’ car, where it was discovered that he had marijuana and a .44 caliber pistol.  During January and February 2018, the South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team in Jackson County and the ATF purchased marijuana, methamphetamine, and a gun from Williams during an undercover investigation.  Williams sold a total of 54.91 grams of “ice” or actual methamphetamine.  Williams was previously convicted in 2009 of armed robbery in Jackson County Circuit Court.

The South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Annette Williams.

Updated March 20, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses