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Southern District of Mississippi

Friday, January 26, 2018

Moss Point Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine


Gulfport, Miss. – Michael Todd Ward a/k/a "Chicken," 51, of Moss Point, pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze.

During the course of a lengthy investigation into cocaine trafficking in Jackson County, Mississippi, it was determined that Michael Todd Ward a/k/a "Chicken," was a source of supply for cocaine to Terry Reddix and other members of his organization that supplied various narcotics from his home in Gautier, Mississippi, known as "The Hill."

Ward will be sentenced on April 25, 2018, by Judge Guirola, and faces a maximum penalty of forty years in prison and a $5,000,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Meynardie.

Updated January 26, 2018