Misprint causes change in drug sentence for Pass Christian man

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) – A 43-year-old Pass Christian man turned to look at his attorney when a federal judge asked him if the details of his guilty plea in a crystal meth case were correct.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2dYxQWo ) Robert Necaise Jr. wanted to make sure he wasn’t admitting to 22 pounds of meth when he appeared Thursday before Chief U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr.

A grand jury had indicted Necaise on charges he was responsible for distributing 500 grams or more of meth over six months.

Necaise was pleading guilty in July when Guirola stopped the plea because the charge should have said 50 grams or more, not 500 or more. Necaise now faces five to 40 years in prison, instead of 10 years to life.

Guirola will sentence Necaise on Jan. 5.


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



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