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Jackson County Man Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin

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

Gulfport, Miss. – A Jackson County man pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing heroin.

Bradford Thompson, Jr., 39, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.  

According to court documents and information presented to the Court, in May of 2022, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant on the residence of Bradford Thompson, Jr.  During the execution of the warrant, agents found suspected cocaine, fentanyl, and heroin, over $30,000.00 in cash, and a firearm.  Laboratory tests subsequently confirmed that the controlled substances included 100 grams or more of a substance containing heroin.  Field tests also confirmed the presence of fentanyl and cocaine.

Thompson pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. He is scheduled to be sentenced on February 15, 2024. He faces a minimum sentence of 5 years imprisonment and a maximum sentence of 40 years imprisonment. A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee and Special Agent in Charge Brad Byerley of the Drug Enforcement Administration made the announcement.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, investigated the case.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Buckner.

Updated October 24, 2023

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