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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Vancleave Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Methamphetamine


Gulfport, Miss. – Steven Paul Salmon, 56, of Vancleave, Mississippi, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. to 97 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing methamphetamine in Biloxi, Mississippi, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze.

Salmon pled guilty on January 26, 2018, to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He was distributing large quantities of methamphetamine from a hotel in Biloxi. He was arrested on June 6, 2017 in possession of approximately 7 ounces of methamphetamine ICE.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Meynardie.

Updated April 26, 2018