Three Plead Guilty in Connection with Drug Trafficking Case
|U.S. Attorney’s Office July 29, 2013|
JACKSON, MS—Aundra Mason, a/k/a Grey Head, 36, Fredrick Darnell Ford, 38, and Shamika Y. Fulford, 35, all of Jackson, pled guilty in U.S. District Court today to charges in connection with a drug trafficking investigation, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Daniel McMullen, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Mississippi.
Aundra Mason pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
Frederick Darnell Ford pled guilty to harboring and concealing a fugitive. He faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Shamika Y. Fulford pled guilty to use of a communications facility to further a drug trafficking crime. She faces a maximum penalty of four years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The defendants will be sentenced on October 29, 2013, by U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette, III.
This case is the result of an extensive investigation dubbed Operation Paperchase targeting illegal narcotics distribution in the city of Jackson. The lead investigative agency in this operation was the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assisting agencies included the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals Service, Gulf Coast HIDTA, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, and Jackson Police Department.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin Chalk.