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Jefferson Davis County Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin and Firearm Offenses

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

Hattiesburg, Mississippi –   Adonis Edwards, 31, of Carson, Mississippi, pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Brad Byerley with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

On January 29, 2020, a federal grand jury indicted Edwards for the sale of heroin and a Smith & Wesson .357 revolver.   

Edwards will be sentenced on November 18, 2020 by Judge Starrett, and faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the DEA and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Shundral Cole.


Updated July 29, 2020

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses