Two Jackson Men Plead Guilty to Federal Drug Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 29, 2012|
JACKSON, MS—Willie James Williams, a/k/a Big Bug, a/k/a Chill, 33, of Jackson, and Willie Earl Culley, 51, of Jackson, each pled guilty in federal court on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, to possession with intent to distribute cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen. The defendants were indicted in connection with Operation Paperchase, an extensive investigation targeting illegal narcotics distribution in the city of Jackson.
Williams and Culley will be sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette, III on March 12, 2012. Both defendants face a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and up to a $5 million fine.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Gulf Coast HIDTA, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin Chalk.