February sentencing set in federal drug case

By The Associated Press

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for February for a Texas man convicted for drug distribution in Mississippi.

Federal authorities say Kendrick Cox acknowledged bringing more than 10 kilograms of cocaine from Houston, Texas, for distribution in south Mississippi since November 2010.

Cox was arrested at the Chandeleur Lodge in Pascagoula, Miss., on July 9. Police said they found crack and powdered cocaine in a hotel room as well as marijuana, 235 Xanax pills and two pistols.

He pleaded guilty in October. Federal court records show the sentencing is set for Feb. 23 in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.