Crime

Why a convicted felon is heading back to prison

Russell Gene Clack
Russell Gene Clack

A felon and member of the Outlaws motorcycle gang has been fined and ordered to prison for more than nine years for selling two revolvers to an undercover federal agent.

Russell Gene Clack, 35, of Bay St. Louis was fined $3,000 and ordered to serve 110 months Wednesday in federal court. Chief U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. also ordered three years of post-release supervision.

Clack had been under investigation for suspected meth sales, court records show. His felony convictions include manufacturing meth in Shelby County, Tennessee.

Clack recently admitted he’s been a member of the Outlaws “his entire life,” a detention order said.

In his September 20 guilty plea, Clack admitted selling two .38-caliber revolvers to an agent Feb. 3 at Clack’s home on Sycamore Street, court records show. The agent said Clack also gave him a shard of crystal meth, known as ice, and told the agent he could provide large quantities of ice with little notice.

The agent and Clack had spoken by phone and text in February and March about the purchase of ice in 1-ounce packages. The agent and a confidential source also negotiated with Clack about the purchase of two more firearms for $400.

The second sale was to take place April 19 in Waveland, which led to Clack’s arrest.

Agents said they seized a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun and a 16-gauge sawed-off shotgun from Clack’s SUV.

A federal grand jury also indicted him on a firearm charge for April 19 incident. That charge will be dismissed as part of Clack’s plea agreement.

The case was investigated by the DEA High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Annette Williams prosecuted the case.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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