- Associated Press - Friday, October 10, 2014

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Bay St. Louis man has been sentenced to serve 11 years in prison after a Harrison County jury convicted him on drug charges.

District Attorney Joel Smith told The Sun Herald (https://bit.ly/1D0m0NC) that Hubert O’Neal Fulton Jr., 35, was convicted of possession with intent to distribute meth.

Circuit Judge Mike Ward sentenced Fulton to 14 years in prison and suspended three years, leaving 11 years to serve. The judge also ordered three years of post-release supervision.

Prosecutors said Fulton’s car was stopped by a sheriff’s deputy August 7, 2013, because the vehicle had no license plate, Smith said. When the deputy asked Fulton to get out of the vehicle, Fulton threw something under the vehicle.

Prosecutors say investigators found a black pouch containing multiple plastic baggies of meth. Authorities say found a digital scale and $2,300 cash in the vehicle.

Court records show Fulton argued in his defense that drugs were not his and he must have parked on top of the drugs when he was pulled over.

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

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