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Felon wanted on meth charges had meth, cash, stolen gun, feds say

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

Philip Tyrone Farmer
Philip Tyrone Farmer

A felon sought on federal meth trafficking charges was found with 69 grams of meth, $3,200 and a stolen gun, court records show.

Phillip Tyrone Farmer, 30, is set for trial Nov. 7 in U.S. District Court.

He was pulled over in a traffic stop on an arrest warrant Sept. 3.

An indictment filed August 23 alleges Farmer has conspired to distribute meth in Pearl River County and elsewhere in South Mississippi since August 15, 2015. He also is accused to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of meth on the day of his arrest.

Under federal drug trafficking laws, possession of 50 grams or more of meth is punishable by 10 years to life in prison.

Farmer was convicted of a drug sale in 2011, a court document said. He is held with no bond.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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