Mexican Man Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Return to the United States After Removal and Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person
Gulfport, Miss – Ronreco Lashawn Broughton, 38, of Moss Point, Mississippi, pled guilty today before Senior U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Dana Nichols with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
From December 2017 through February 2018, Broughton sold small quantities of drugs, including methamphetamine, Xanax bars, and marijuana, along with 8 firearms to the Jackson County MET Team and ATF. He was previously convicted of felony possession of a controlled substance in Pearl River County and felony possession of a controlled substance in Jackson County.
Broughton will be sentenced by Judge Guirola on April 23, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a 250,000 fine.
This case was investigated by the Jackson County MET Team and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Annette Williams.