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Pearl River County Man Sentenced to over 6 Years in Federal Prison for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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

Gulfport, Miss. – Michael Wayne Dossett, 38, or Carriere, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to 78 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Kurt Thielhorn with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

Dossett was also ordered to pay a $3,000 fine and forfeit six firearms, including a stolen SKS 7.62 caliber rifle with an extended magazine.  Dossett has previous felony convictions for robbery and possession of cash in a correctional facility.    

An investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives into the Simon City Royals criminal street gang activity in Pearl River County resulted in the April 17, 2019, execution of  a search warrant at the home of Dossett, where firearms, 152 rounds of assorted ammunition, a ballistic vest, and various gang paraphernalia was seized.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Annette Williams.

Updated September 27, 2019

Firearms Offenses