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Mississippi man pleads guilty after big 2018 drug bust

April 29, 2019 GMT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A southwest Mississippi man is pleading guilty to drug dealing crimes after he was arrested last year with large amounts of drugs and cash.

Kevin Singleton of Natchez entered guilty pleas Monday to conspiracy to possess illegal drugs with intent to distribute them, possession of illegal drugs with intent to distribute them and possessing a gun during a drug crime.

Senior U.S. District Judge David Bramlette accepted the pleas in Natchez and is scheduled to sentence the 41-year-old Singleton on Aug. 13. Singleton faces up to life in prison.

Singleton was arrested in March 2018 with 25.5 kilograms (56 pounds) of cocaine, 114.2 grams (4 ounces) of heroin and 1.9 kilograms (4.2 pounds) of methamphetamine. He had more than $1.1 million in cash, which federal authorities are seeking to seize.