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D’Iberville Man Pleads Guilty to Drug and Firearm Charges


From:  News Release   8/29/18   GCN


Gulfport, Miss – Dung Anh Nguyen, 35, of D’Iberville, entered a guilty plea today before U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola to possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Dana Nichols with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.


Nguyen faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison for the drug charge and a minimum of 5 years for the firearm charge. He further faces fines up to $250,000 along with 3 years of supervised release. Sentencing is set for November 27, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.


After receiving a tip that drugs were being sold out of a D’Iberville home, Harrison County Coastal Narcotics Enforcement Team, along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, served a search warrant on Nguyen’s home in March 2018. Agents found approximately 2 kilograms of marijuana, along with several loaded firearms, large capacity magazines, ammunition and a ballistic vest. Nguyen was previously convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances in Texas and Harrison County courts.


The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department Coastal Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. The case is prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Annette Williams.


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