Jackson County man sentenced to ten years in federal prison for possession of a firearm by a felon

Jackson County man sentenced to ten years in federal prison for possession of a firearm by a felon
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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Ronreco Lashawn Broughton, 38, of Moss Point, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. to 120 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Dana Nichols with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Broughton was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.

From December 2017 through February 2018, Broughton sold small quantities of drugs, including methamphetamine, Xanax bars and marijuana, along with 8 firearms to the Jackson County Metro Enforcement Team and ATF. Broughton has prior convictions for felony possession of a controlled substance in Pearl River County and felony possession of a controlled substance in Jackson County.

On June 13, 2018, Broughton was charged in a federal indictment, and on January 23, 2019, he pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The Jackson County Metro Enforcement Team and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. It case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Annette Williams.

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