- 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 (https://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.


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

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