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Three Jackson Men Indicted on Federal Drug Charges

SEP 20 (Jackson, Miss.) – 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 Jimmy S. Fox III, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration New Orleans Field Division and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis.

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 were arrested on Tuesday, September 18, and five firearms were seized as a result of the federal search warrant.

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.

Parents and children are encouraged to educate themselves about the dangers of drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at www.JustThinkTwice.com, www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com and www.dea.gov.


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