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Jackson Man Sentenced to 100 Months in Prison for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

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


Jackson, Miss. – Michael Ervin a/k/a Michael Irving, 37, of Jackson, was sentenced on March 12, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III, to serve 100 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Dana Nichols with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

On July 13, 2017, while attempting to execute an arrest warrant, the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Taskforce discovered multiple firearms in the possession of Michael Ervin at a residence in Jackson. Specifically, officers recovered a DPMS Inc. brand, model A15, .223 caliber semi-automatic rifle; an Anderson Manufacturing brand, model AM-15, multiple caliber lower receiver, semi-automatic rifle; a Ruger brand, model LCP, .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol; a Taurus brand, model PT140 Millennium G2, .40 caliber pistol; and one hundred and fifty (150) rounds of ammunition.

Also, at Ervin’s residence, officers recovered 270.38 grams of Marijuana, 15 grams of Cocaine, .54 grams of Methamphetamine, 1.13 grams of Heroin, and 5 grams of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC Oil)

Ervin was previously convicted in the First Judicial District of Hinds County for possession of cocaine and for possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Taskforce. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Keesha D. Middleton.

Updated March 21, 2018