Crime

Two set for trial over cocaine distribution in Biloxi

Bobbie Gayle Gartin
Bobbie Gayle Gartin

A man and woman are set for trial on federal charges involving the distribution of five or more kilos of cocaine in Biloxi.

Reginald Tracy Daniels and Bobbie Gayle Gartin, both 36, face trial in U.S. District Court on a court calendar that starts Oct. 3. An exact trial date has not been set.

They and another person had conspired to distribute cocaine in Biloxi and surrounding areas since November 2014, the indictment said. Daniels and Gartin were arrested in other states after their indictments in Mississippi on May 3, court records show.

Daniels made his first federal court appearance in Montgomery, Alabama, earlier this month and was released on bond. He was arraigned Monday in federal court in Gulfport.

Gartin’s first court appearance was in Denver, Colorado, in June. She pleaded not guilty Aug. 9 in Gulfport.

Gartin had been held pending a detention hearing Aug. 18. She and Daniels are each free on an unsecured $25,000 bond.

Both have ties to South Alabama. Bond paperwork shows their travel is restricted to South Alabama and to South Mississippi for court appearances only.

The third person indicted is Tracy Jermaine Richard. Court papers don’t show if he has been arrested.

Also, the three tried to buy 1 kilo of cocaine in Harrison County on Jan. 14, 2015, according to the indictment.

They each face charges of conspiracy and attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.

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