5 indicted on federal drug charges

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Five people have been indicted on federal drug charges.

Officials with  U.S. Attorney Gregory  Davis’ office said the suspects are facing charges for conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute cocaine powder and crack.

The indictment is the result of a two-year investigation by the the federal Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force.

The following people are facing charges:

  • Charlie Lee Martin, 53, of Jackson: one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base and to possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride. Also charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride
  • Derek D. Moseley, 48, of Houston, Texas: one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base and to possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride. Also charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride
  • L.C. Hatfield, Jr., 42 of Jackson: one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base and to possess with intent to distribute cocaine. Also  charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and two counts of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride.
  • Richard Williams, 44, of Forest: charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base. Also charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base.
  • Deontha White, 28 of West Point: charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine hydrochloride, and one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine hydrochloride.

If convicted on all offenses:

  • Martin, Hartfield, and Mosley face a maximum sentence of life in prison and $21 million
  • Williams faces a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison and $1M fine
  • White faces a maximum sentence of 80 years in prison and $10M fine

 

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