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

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Meridian Man Sentenced For Possession Of Drugs

Hattiesburg, Miss – Joseph Brown, 38, of Meridian, Mississippi, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to 78 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release for possession of narcotics, United States Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced today. Brown was also ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and forfeit a Norinco 7.62.39mm SKS rifle.

The case was investigated by the Lamar County Sheriff’s Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Annette Williams.

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