A federal judge has fined a Lucedale man $3,000 and placed him on probation for four years for his role in a conspiracy to distribute marijuana in George County.
James Denson Tanner, 46, also has forfeited a sawed-off shotgun seized during the investigation, court records show. As part of his plea agreement, he will not be punished for having the 12-gauge shotgun, which had been modified to have a barrel less than 18 inches. His name and the weapon were not listed on the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.
Tanner pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge involving possession with intent to distribute nearly 110 pounds of marijuana in George County on Oct. 1, 2014.
U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden sentenced Tanner on Tuesday.
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Tanner had remained free on bond.
He was first indicted April 21, 2015, on a firearm charge. A new indictment filed May 3 added the drug charge.
He accepted a plea June 27.