Gulfport man sentenced to 60 years for dealing drugs

By The Associated Press

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A 32-year-old Gulfport man will spend 60 years in prison for dealing drugs.

The Sun Herald reports Circuit Judge Roger Clark sentenced Johnny Lee Floyd on Monday.

Floyd was found guilty June 28 of possession with intent to distribute cocaine in a three-day trial involving a drug arrest by Gulfport police Oct. 20, 2010.

Floyd, with three prior felony drug convictions, was prosecuted as a habitual offender.

Under state law, a habitual offender can be sentenced to the maximum penalty with a prison term to be served day for day.