Biloxi gang member pleads guilty to firearm possession

Biloxi gang member pleads guilty to firearm possession

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - A documented member of the Simon City Royals plead guilty to an indictment charging him with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

In April 2016, John Wayne Clark, 32, of Biloxi, entered guilty pleas on two previous state drug charges and is currently serving a three-year state sentence.

Officials say the Drug Enforcement Administration received a tip that Clark would be transporting methamphetamine in May 2015.

When Clark was pulled over and his car was searched, law enforcement agencies reportedly found methamphetamine and a handgun.

Clark will be sentenced in March 2018, facing a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives along with the DEA as part of a violent crime initiative.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Annette Williams.

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