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February 28, 2013

Gulfport drug dealer gets 12 years in prison

GULFPORT, Miss. —  

A 44-year-old Gulfport man identified in court as a mid-level drug dealer has been ordered to serve 12 years day for day as a repeat felon found in possession of cocaine and synthetic marijuana.

Assistant District Attorney Crosby Parker tells The Sun Herald Paul Fredrick Jones was prosecuted as a habitual offender because he had five felony convictions.

Parker says Jones had been convicted twice for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and three times for burglary. He also was subject to double the maximum penalty.

Jones was set for trial but pleaded guilty this week after a hearing on a motion to suppress the search warrant that led to his arrest Jan. 19, 2012.

He has been in custody since his arrest.

 

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