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

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Moss Point Man Sentenced to Over 12 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Conspiracy

Gulfport, Miss – Michael Todd Ward, 52, of Moss Point, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. to 151 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst, Christopher Freeze, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Derryle Smith, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration. 

In 2016, Ward supplied co-defendants living in an area known as “the Hill” in Vancleave, Mississippi with more than 5 kilograms of methamphetamine and a half a kilogram of cocaine.  He pled guilty on January 26, 2018 to an indictment that named him as a co-conspirator.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Meynardie.

Drug Trafficking
Updated November 6, 2018