March 31, 2023

Jefferson County Felon Sentenced for Trafficking Methamphetamine and Multiple Firearms Charges

Morgan Howard

A Jefferson County man was sentenced to 295 months in federal prison for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon, and possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, 50-year-old Boris Ward, conducted two sold methamphetamine in Jefferson County on June 1st and June 13th, 2018.

After the two sales, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and other agencies executed a search warrant at Ward’s home and recovered 10 firearms and over a half kilogram of 100% pure methamphetamine.

Ward was previously convicted in Cook County, Illinois, of two counts of armed robbery, two counts of attempted murder, and distribution of cocaine.

He was previously convicted in Jefferson County, Mississippi, of escape from a correctional facility and possession of cocaine.

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