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Case Number: 3:21-cr-00025-KHJ-FKB
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi (Hinds County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Jackson, Mississippi criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
Richard Butler, 42, pled guilty in U.S. District Court in Jackson. According to court documents, on September 25, 2019, following an investigation into sources of methamphetamine, ATF special agents and Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agents conducted a controlled purchase of 54 grams of methamphetamine from Butler in Brookhaven. Following this purchase, agents, using a cooperating person, purchased additional methamphetamine from Butler. Butler, a convicted felon, possessed a firearm when he was arrested.
Butler is scheduled to be sentenced on September 28, 2022, and faces a maximum penalty of life in prison. A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Bert Carraway is prosecuting the case.
Outcome: 06/24/2022 Minute Entry for proceedings held before District Judge Kristi H. Johnson: Change of Plea Hearing as to Richard William Butler held on 6/24/2022. Plea entered by Richard William Butler (1) Guilty as to Count 1. Defendant remains in custody. APPEARANCES: Herbert Carraway, III, AUSA; Joseph M. Hollomon for Defendant; Court Reporter/Transcriber Tamika Bartee, Telephone Number: 601-608-4188. (RT) (Entered: 06/24/2022)
06/24/2022 32 PLEA AGREEMENT as to Richard William Butler (RT) (Entered: 06/24/2022)
06/24/2022 34 AGREED PRELIMINARY ORDER OF FORFEITURE as to Richard William Butler. Signed by District Judge Kristi H. Johnson on 6/24/22. (RT) (Entered: 06/24/2022)
06/24/2022 35 ORDER SETTING SENTENCING DEADLINES as to Richard William Butler. Signed by District Judge Kristi H. Johnson on 6/24/22. (RT) (Entered: 06/24/2022)
06/24/2022 NOTICE OF HEARING as to Richard William Butler: Sentencing set for 9/28/2022 01:00 PM in Courtroom 4B (Jackson) Johnson before District Judge Kristi H. Johnson. (RT) (Entered: 06/24/2022)
06/24/2022 36 Digital Audio File of Change of Plea as to Richard William Butler held on 06/24/2022 before Judge Kristi Johnson.AUDIO FILE size(34.4 MB) (tb) (Entered: 06/24/2022)
Defendant pled guilty.