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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Leakesville Man Sentenced to Over 15 Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Methamphetamine

Gulfport, Miss. – Antonio Hugger, 30, of Leakesville, Mississippi, was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. to 188 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Between March 9, 2016 and September 22, 2016, Hugger sold methamphetamine to a confidential source on four different occasions.  After the final purchase, Hugger was arrested and had the original buy money as well as an additional $2,389 in his possession.   

On July 10, 2019, Hugger was charged in a federal criminal indictment. On January 24, 2019, Hugger pled guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  Hugger was held responsible for selling over six ounces of pure methamphetamine.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Meynardie.

 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated April 26, 2019