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Moss Point Man Pleads Guilty to Gun Charges

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

Gulfport, Miss – LaRobert Kadarius Hollins, 19, of Moss Point, pled guilty today before U.S. District Sul Ozerden to possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of a controlled substance, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Kurt Thielhorn with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives.

On February 8, 2019, Hollins was in a car stopped by the South Mississippi Metropolitan Enforcement Team for an illegal turn.  Officers found a bag of marijuana in Hollins’ pocket and a loaded 9mm pistol under the seat of the car.  Hollins admitted to agents with ATF that he smoked marijuana on a regular basis and that the gun was his.

Hollins will be sentenced by Judge Ozerden on November 25, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The South Mississippi Metropolitan Enforcement Team and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Annette Williams.

Updated August 23, 2019

Firearms Offenses