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Eight Mississippi Residents Arrested on Distribution of Methamphetamine and Money Laundering

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. - United States Attorney Felicia C. Adams and Daniel Comeaux, Assistant Special Agent In Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, Mississippi, announced today that eight individuals were arrested on warrants stemming from an indictment returned by the federal grand jury for the Northern District of Mississippi which charged conspiracy to possess and distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and money laundering.  A copy of the Indictment is attached. 

            The following individuals were arrested: 

  • Jennifer Criddle, Houston, MS

  • Deanta Ewing, Vardaman, MS

  • Robert Bailey, Ecru, MS

  • Trent Montgomery, Ecru, MS

  • Paul Marcus Jackson, Cedarbluff, MS

  • Contessa Gates, Eupora, MS

  • Christopher McKinney, Pheba, MS

  • Terry Lynn McKinney, Vardaman, MS

            Others previously arrested for similar or related charges include:

  • Christopher Graham, Una, MS

  • Morickus Davidson, Una, MS

  • George Fields, Una, MS

  • Akida Williams, Fresno, CA

            The case was investigated by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.  Other law enforcement agencies who provided assistance include the U. S. Marshal Service, Sheriff’s Department in Clay, Chickasaw, Calhoun, Webster and Pontotoc Counties, Houston Police Department, Pontotoc Police Department and Calhoun City Police Department.

            The public is reminded that an indictment is not evidence of guilt and that each defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Updated February 2, 2016

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