By NEMS Daily Journal
OXFORD – Gaston White of Tupelo faces a federal charge he intentionally distributed crack cocaine.
White, 27, was indicted last October but information was not made public until this week.
He waived his arraignment today in Oxford before U.S. Magistrate S. Allan Alexander and entered a not-guilty plea.
His trial is set for Jan. 22 before Chief District Judge Michael P. Mills.
If convicted, White could be sentenced up to 20 years in prison and a$1 million fine or both, although if he has a prior felony drug conviction, possible jeopardy increases up to 30 years in prison and a $2 million fine.
He is accused of the illegal distribution in Lee County on Sept. 13, 2011.