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Pascagoula Man Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

Gulfport, MS – A Pascagoula, Mississippi man pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 55.3 grams of methamphetamine.

Timothy Harper, 42, pled guilty in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.

According to court documents, on October 24, 2023, a clear plastic bag containing suspected methamphetamine was purchased from Timothy Harper in Pascagoula.  A subsequent laboratory test of the substance confirmed that Harper sold 55.3 grams of methamphetamine at 98% purity.

Harper pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. He is scheduled to be sentenced on August 14, 2024, and faces up to twenty years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee of the Southern District of Mississippi and Special Agent in Charge Robert A. Eikhoff of the Federal Bureau of Investigation made the announcement.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lee Smith is prosecuting the case.

Updated April 3, 2024

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