Three Jackson Men Indicted on Federal Drug Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office September 19, 2012|
JACKSON, MS—Three Jackson men appeared in federal court today on various drug charges as the result of an extensive investigation targeting illegal narcotics distribution in the city of Jackson, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Jimmy S. Fox, III, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration New Orleans Field Division. The defendants were arrested on Tuesday, September 18, and five firearms were seized as a result of a federal search warrant.
Antonio Latorn Shelton, a/k/a “Chuck,” 38, of Jackson, is charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 120 years in prison and a $6 million fine.
Tonny Wash, 27, of Jackson, is charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years prison and a $1 million fine.
Willie Milton Cage, Jr., 28, of Jackson, is charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
The defendants are scheduled for trial on November 6, 2012 before U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan, III.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Group with assistance from the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Jackson Police Department, and Hinds County Sheriff’s Department.
A criminal indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. Under the law, that charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.