Man faces federal drug, firearms charges

1STOCK gray jailbars DRUG ARRESTA Moss Point man is facing federal drug and firearms charges following his arrest in Chickasaw County.

Miles Loyd Taylor, 30, faces a three-count indictment following his arrest in February of 2013.

Taylor is charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of a firearm in the furtherance of a drug transaction and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

He will be arraigned Tuesday at 2 p.m. in U. S. District Court in Oxford.

Man sentence for conspiracy

An Alcorn County man will serve a 42 month federal prison sentence for attempting to set up a cocaine and marijuana distribution network in northeast Mississippi.

Kenneth Scales, 50, of Corinth pleaded guilty in November to one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.

A federal indictment accuses Scales and nine others of moving drugs into Lee and Chickasaw County.

Authorities say the group was working together to expand the network of customers in the effort to obtain a large amount of money.

In addition to the prison time, Scales will serve three years probation.

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