Moss Point Man Sentenced to Over Five Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing a Firearm
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi
Gulfport, Miss. – Andrew Roy Broughton, 30, of Moss Point, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to 64 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Dana Nichols. Broughton was ordered to serve the 64 months consecutively to his Jackson County state sentence. He was also ordered to serve 3 years of post-release supervision and pay a $5,000 fine.
Broughton was previously convicted of felony possession of a controlled substance in Pearl River County and felony possession of a controlled substance in Jackson County. On February 28, 2018, Broughton sold three firearms, one reported stolen, to an ATF informant. On March 6, 2018, Broughton sold a fourth firearm to the informant.
The South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Annette Williams.
Updated March 21, 2019