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Q: what is the penalty possession of a firearm while legally in postion of controlled substance in mississippi?

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A: In Mississippi, the possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance is a serious offense. This offense is often referred to as "possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony" or a similar term, and it is usually treated as a separate offense from the underlying drug possession charge.

The penalties for this offense can vary based on the specific circumstances, the type of controlled substance involved, and the defendant's prior criminal record. Generally, being found in possession of a firearm while also possessing a controlled substance can lead to enhanced penalties, including additional prison time and fines.

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