3 men, 3 bad habits and a lot of guns. Gangster Disciple, two others admit this federal crime. – The Sun Herald

If you’re a drug user or drug addict and have a firearm, woe be unto you if you have an encounter with police.

Federal law makes it illegal for anyone who uses an unlawful drug or is a drug addict to have a firearm. Thorough details are laid out in procedures for police and federal drug and firearm agents.

The prosecution of the three Coast men, who apparently don’t know each other, involves circumstances that may not apply in most situations. But the law remains the same.

When you apply for a firearm, this is one of the questions the application asks: “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?” The Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms application notes that the use or possession of marijuana is still illegal under federal law, regardless of whether it’s approved for medical or recreational purposes in certain states.

The three Coast men pleaded guilty Monday to the crime of using marijuana and having firearms. Two of them confessed they’ve used marijuana since they were children, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and ATF Special Agent in Charge Dana Nichols.

They are Gulfport residents Jaquan Deshawn Carter, 21, and Javon Jamil Byrd, 23, and Moss Point resident Tevin Ladarius Mitchell, 20.

Gulfport police had arrested Carter, a member of the Gangster Disciple street gang, in a traffic stop on Sept. 6, 2015. Police had received a complaint of someone in a car “flashing a gun.” Police said they stopped the vehicle and smelled marijuana. They also reported finding bullets and a .44-caliber revolver in the backseat. Carter said he’d bought the gun for protection, a prosecutor said.

Carter had another detrimental police encounter when he was a passenger in

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