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Lucedale Man Pleads Guilty to Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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

Gulfport, Miss.  – A Lucedale man pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge David Denton of Homeland Security Investigations in New Orleans.

According to court documents, Scott Randall Harris, 49, received through the mail firearms suppressors at his residence in Lucedale.  The deliveries dated back to June of 2019.  Agents obtained a search warrant and served it in January of 2020 at the Lucedale residence of Harris. Agents recovered multiple firearms and miscellaneous ammunition. Harris was a previously convicted felon as a result of a narcotics conviction in George County. 

A federal grand jury indicted Harris on April 14, 2021. Harris is scheduled to be sentenced on June 16, 2022, and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The Department of Homeland Security - Homeland Security Investigations is investigating the case, with assistance from U. S. Customs and Border Patrol and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Jones is prosecuting the case.

Updated March 9, 2022

Firearms Offenses