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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 12, 2018

Moss Point Man Sentenced to Over Twenty Years in Prison on Drug and Firearm Charges

Gulfport, Miss – Edward Corneilus Bridges, 38, of Moss Point, Mississippi, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to 250 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Bridges was also ordered to pay a $10,000 fine.

On March 22, 2018, a state search warrant was executed at Bridges’s home in Moss Point, Mississippi. Upon entering the home, agents located more than 500 grams of methamphetamine, 58 grams of cocaine, scales, large amounts of cash, marijuana, ecstasy, a ledger, ammunition cases, and an SKS rifle.

Bridges entered a guilty plea before Judge Ozerden on June 26, 2018.

The case was investigated by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team, and Pascagoula Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathlyn R. Van Buskirk.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated October 12, 2018