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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Mississippi
Darren J. LaMarca, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 26, 2023

Jackson Man Sentenced for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Possession of Marijuana With Intent To Distribute

Jackson, Miss. – A Jackson man was sentenced to serve 63 months in federal prison for possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a felony offense and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Kurt Thielhorn of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

According to court documents, Gregory L. Randle, 30, was found in possession of a firearm and several pounds of marijuana in a vehicle he was driving after he fled from a Mississippi Highway Patrol traffic safety checkpoint. Randle was under the supervision of the United States Probation Office at the time of these offenses, and so received an additional 12-month sentence that will run consecutively to the 51-month sentence received for the firearm and drug charges. This additional 12-month sentence was imposed due to Randle’s violation of the conditions of his supervised release. The total sentence imposed is 63 months of imprisonment.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol and the ATF investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Clay B. Baldwin and Charles W. Kirkham prosecuted the case.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

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