Alleged Drug Traffickers Arrested
|FBI Jackson August 17, 2009|
As a result of a joint investigation conducted by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, the Pascagoula Police Department and the Narcotics Task Force of Jackson County, ALBERT MORGAN, JR., aka “SLICK”, age 37, of Biloxi, Mississippi, was arrested on August 15, 2009, in Pascagoula, Mississippi. This arrest is the result of an investigation into the distribution of large quantities of crack cocaine in the Haywood Brooks Governmental Housing Projects in Pascagoula.
MORGAN is charged federally with Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine. If convicted, he faces penalties of up to life in a federal prison and $4,000,000 in fines. At the time of MORGAN’s arrest, law enforcement officers seized approximately eight (8) grams of powder cocaine and $4,000.00 in U.S. Currency.
Also arrested on August 15, 2009, was TIMOTHY MONTGOMERY, aka “CADILLAC”, age 39, of Moss Point, Mississippi. MONTGOMERY was charged through Jackson County Court with Possession of Crack Cocaine. Officers seized approximately ¼ ounce of crack cocaine from MONTGOMERY at the time of his arrest. MONTGOMERY is being held at the Adult Detention Center in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
Frederick T. Brink, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI in Mississippi, stated that MORGAN made his initial appearance before United States Senior Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker, United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Gulfport, Mississippi, on August 17, 2009, at 1:30 pm. Magistrate Judge Walker ordered MORGAN to be held, without bond, until 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 18, 2009, for a preliminary and detention hearing.
The FBI Safe Streets Task Force is a Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) initiative and receives funding from the Office of National Drug Control Policy in Washington, D.C. It is made up of Special Agents from the FBI and law enforcement officers from the Pascagoula, Moss Point, Gautier, and Ocean Springs Police Departments, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.
SAC Brink stressed that arrests are accusations only and there is a presumption of innocence prior to any judicial proceeding.