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Third conviction means no parole for Biloxi drug dealer

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Marcus Andraius Michael, 31, was arrested in April 2011 after Biloxi police found 58 grams of cocaine in his possession. (Photo source: District Attorney's Office) Marcus Andraius Michael, 31, was arrested in April 2011 after Biloxi police found 58 grams of cocaine in his possession. (Photo source: District Attorney's Office)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

An admitted drug dealer from Biloxi was sentenced to 15 years in prison, Friday, without the chance of parole.

Marcus Andraius Michael, 31, was arrested in April 2011 after Biloxi police found 58 grams of cocaine in his possession.

"Michael admitted that the cocaine was for distribution purposes and that he went through approximately two ounces of cocaine per week," said Assistant District Attorney George Huffman who prosecuted the case.  

Huffman said in addition to the large quantity of cocaine, police also found scales, baggies and other products used in the business of selling drugs.

"The amount of cocaine involved in this case supports our position that this defendant was a significant dealer in the Biloxi area," Huffman said.

Michael was previously convicted of two felony charges in 2003. Both were related to the sale of cocaine. Based on that, he's considered a habitual offender and is required to serve his 15 year sentence without the possibility of early release or parole.

"This case is the latest example of our commitment to take habitual criminals off of our streets," said District Attorney Joel Smith. "I commend the Biloxi Police Department narcotics investigators for their diligence in this case as well as their commitment to rid our community of drugs and the violence that is so often associated with drugs."

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