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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

JACKSON RESIDENT SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR FIREARMS AND DRUG TRAFFICKING

Jackson, Miss – Edward Donnell Ammons, 34, of Jackson, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves to 188 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute over 100 grams of heroin and 188 months in prison for firearms offenses, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis. The sentences will be served concurrently.

Ammons distributed heroin on Earle Street in Jackson, Mississippi, to numerous residents of the Jackson Metro Area. At the time of his arrest, he was found in possession of over 100 grams of heroin and 11 firearms including pistols and assault rifles.

"Thanks to the dedication and hard work of several state and federal law enforcement agencies, another dangerous criminal has been brought to justice," said U.S. Attorney Gregory Davis. "The lethal combination of guns and drugs has no place in society. We will continue to seek out and prosecute those who bring drugs and guns into our Mississippi communities."

This case was investigated by the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force headed by the Drug Enforcement Administration with the valuable assistance of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by Deputy Criminal Chief Darren J. LaMarca.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated June 2, 2015