- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Lucedale man, who also faced trial over a sawed-off shotgun, has pleaded guilty to his role in distributing marijuana in George County.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/295qmxx) 46-year-old James Denson Tanner faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced in federal court Sept. 27.

Tanner accepted a plea agreement Monday on a conspiracy charge involving less than 50 kilos of marijuana. That’s 110 pounds or less.

Federal agents arrested Tanner on Oct. 9 after indictment on a charge alleging he was in possession of a sawed-off shotgun in George County on Oct. 1, 2014. Tanner pleaded not guilty and was set for trial.

The firearm charge will be dismissed in exchange for his plea.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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