- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Prosecutors say a leader of a street gang and his wife have been sentenced to prison and fined for trafficking marijuana in his hometown.

According to court testimony, 36-year-old Melvin Summers, of Moss Point, used a submachine gun while distributing large amounts of drugs.

His wife, 29-year-old Allicia Yvette Graves, conspired to help him, and she bought him a gun but listed her name as the owner.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1qmZnlU) Summers had been sentenced to 12 years in prison in January for trafficking crack cocaine.

On Friday, he was fined $5,000 and sentenced to seven years and five months for carrying a firearm while trafficking drugs.

Graves was fined $1,000 and received a two-year prison term on a conspiracy charge and 19 months for making false statements to buy a firearm.

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


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