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FIVE JACKSON MEN INDICTED ON FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2012

Jackson, Miss – Five individuals have been indicted on various drug charges as the result of an extensive investigation targeting illegal narcotics distribution in the City of Jackson dubbed “Operation Paperchase”, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen. Four were arrested on Wednesday and made initial appearances in federal court today:


Booker Tarvin, a/k/a Shanky, 36, of Jackson, is charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a $2 million fine. His trial is scheduled for October 1, 2012, before U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette.


Willie James Williams, a/k/a Big Bug, a/k/a Chill, 34, of Jackson, is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and two counts of possession with intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $10 million fine. His trial is scheduled for October 1, 2012, before U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate.


Herman Recardo Cline, 35, of Jackson, is charged in with one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 28 grams of cocaine base (“crack”) and one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 80 years in prison and a $10 million fine. His trial is scheduled for October 1, 2012, before U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette.


Terrence Lamont Womack, a/k/a, Fella, a/k/a Rock, 36, of Jackson, is charged with three counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (“crack”) and two counts of possession with intent to distribute more than 28 grams of cocaine base (“crack”). If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 140 years in prison and a $13 million fine. His trial is scheduled for October 1, 2012 before U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate.


The above-named individuals were arrested on August 1, when a multi-agency team executed search warrants and seizure warrants. Three vehicles, two houses, over $9,000 in United States Currency and a quantity of marijuana were seized.


The fifth individual, Julian Michael Thompson, 32, of Jackson, has not yet been arrested. He is charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute more than 28 grams of cocaine base (“crack”). If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 80 years in prison and a $10 million fine.


This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force with assistance from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Gulf Coast HIDTA Group, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Jackson Police Department and Pearl Police Department.


A criminal indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. That charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


This case was investigated by the Meridian Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Glenda R. Haynes.

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