Judge sentences five-time felon to 16 years for possession of marijuana in Gulfport

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GULFPORT, Mississippi — A judge has sentenced a five-time felon to prison for 16 years for possession of marijuana in Gulfport.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1ByVbjK ) a Harrison County jury deliberated about an hour Wednesday and found 33-year-old Andrew Acie Adams guilty of having 291 grams of marijuana on Oct. 30, 2013.

Circuit Judge Larry Bourgeois sentenced Adams as a habitual offender. Adams won't be eligible for early release from prison.

Assistant District Attorney Alison Baker says Adams struggled with two officers before his arrest. The marijuana was recovered.

Baker says Adams asked the judge for mercy, but Adams has had four felony convictions from 1999 through 2011. The convictions include possession of cocaine, grand larceny and possession of drugs with intent to distribute.

Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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