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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 15, 2018

McComb Man Sentenced to Almost 8 Years in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing a Firearm

McComb, Miss. – Lajerick James, 26, of Jackson, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette III, to serve 95 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 ("ATF").

On March 21, 2017, Lajerick James sold an ATF confidential informant a Bryco firearm loaded with ten rounds of ammunition. During that same transaction, James sold the confidential informant 5.41 grams of marijuana. On April 3, 2017, James again sold a firearm to the ATF confidential informant. This time, the firearm was a Glock model 22 Gen4, 40 caliber pistol, loaded with nine rounds of ammunition.

James was previously convicted on August 24, 2015 in the Circuit Court of Pike County for felony offense of mayhem.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Southwest Mississippi Interdiction Narcotics Enforcement Unit. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Keesha D. Middleton.

Updated June 15, 2018