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Two Jackson men get prison sentences for using firearm in drug offense

Source: Dept. of Justice Source: Dept. of Justice
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Anthony Watson, 26, and Joshua Martin, 25, both of Jackson, were sentenced on September 22, 2016 by U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves for using a firearm during a drug trafficking offense.

Watson was sentenced to 330 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release and Martin was sentenced to 336 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release.

The defendants were also ordered to pay $14,438.28 in restitution and a $1,500.00 fine. The two men previously pled guilty to an Information charging them with the use of a firearm during a drug trafficking offense.

Watson and Martin admitted to killing Sharod Vaughn, 22, of Jackson, during the early morning hours of August 13, 2013, at 2034 Wisteria Drive in Jackson, Mississippi. Vaughn died of multiple gunshot wounds from an SKS rifle and .45 caliber pistol used by the defendants. The defendants were meeting with Vaughn to exchange the firearms for marijuana when the shooting occurred.

Assistant United States Attorneys Mary Helen Wall and Pat Lemon prosecuted the case.

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