Man sentenced for drug trafficking

A Gulfport man was sentenced to 13 years in custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections as a habitual offender.

Michael Thomas Jr. was found guilty of trafficking spice, possession of methamphetamine, hydrocodone, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

An investigation led to a search warrant for several storage units rented to him, the units filled with the drugs plus a dozen guns.

After his arrest, Thomas provided a recorded statement where he admitted to selling the drugs.

As a habitual offender, Thomas will have to serve day-for-day without the possibility of parole or early release.

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