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Carriere Woman Sentenced to Prison for Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number

For Immediate Release

U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi


Gulfport, Miss. – A Carriere, Mississippi woman was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Brad L. Byerley of the Drug Enforcement Administration.


Sonya Bradstreet, 47, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.

According to court documents, in January of 2022, DEA task force officers were called to a residence in Lumberton, Mississippi, due to a suspected overdose death. An investigation into the death revealed that the decedent had recently purchased narcotics. A search warrant was obtained for the home of Sonya Bradstreet and three firearms were recovered as part of the search. One of the firearms was located in plain view in the laundry room of the home and it had an obliterated serial number.


Bradstreet was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 23, 2022. She pled guilty on August 17, 2022, to possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.


The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Agency.


The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Erica Rose.

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