September 14, 2022

Jackson Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute

Morgan Howard

A Jackson man has plead guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

30-year-old Gregory L. Randle fled from a traffic safety checkpoint on December 3, 2021. This resulted in a pursuit by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Law enforcement officers were able to apprehend Randle after a short chase and found a firearm and several pounds of marijuana in his vehicle.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives continued the investigation into the firearm and the marijuana.

Randle plead guilty to a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1) which criminalizes the possession of firearms by convicted felons. Randle also plead guilty to a violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1) which criminalizes the possession of controlled substances, including marijuana, with the intent to distribute.

He is scheduled to be sentenced December 13, 2022, and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison for the firearm charge and a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison for the controlled substances charge.

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